San Angelo Man Indicted For Assaulting Minor
SAN ANGELO, TX – On June 18, 21-year-old Dylan Jupiter Carter was indicted by a Tom Green County Grand Jury on the sole charge of Sexual Assault of Child.
As previously reported, the defendant and the 14 year old victim previously shared a relationship, but had been warned several times by family members due to the difference in ages between the two.
Initial reports state that the victim was staying at a witnesses house the evening prior to the assault taking place.
The following afternoon the victim left the residence on Sherwood Way around 1:30 p.m to meet up with the defendant.
It was later discovered that the two had driven to a different part of the property where the two engaged in non-consensual sexual acts before returning the victim to the residence.
As the victim arrived back at the residence a witness noticed a hickey on the neck of the victim, and immediately contacted authorities.
On April 23, Deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office apprehended Carter shortly after 5:00 a.m. after an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest.
Later that day Carter was released from the Tom Green County Jail after posting $30,000.00 in bond.
Nearly two months later on June 18, Dylan Jupiter Carter was indicted by a Tom Green County Grand Jury on one count of Sexual Assault of a Child which is a Second Degree Felony in the state of Texas.
Charges associated with Carters indictment include possible incarceration penalties of up to two to twenty years in prison, fines not to exceed $10,000.00, and the defendant must register as a sex offender for a lifetime.
A person who is convicted of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a dependent or employee may face elevated charges.
In some cases, these charges can be elevated to first degree felony statuses.
If this occurs, punishments will typically include sentences of five to 99 years, and or life in prison.
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