Gregory Carter charged with 2012 sexual assault after police stop him for jaywalking

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Gregory Carter. Full mug shot below.
Jaywalking, punishable in Denver by a simple fine, led the police to arrest 46-year-old Gregory Carter last week for a much bigger crime: sexual assault. The police stopped Carter for jaywalking and then realized he was wanted for the 2012 sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman. DNA linked him to the two-year-old crime, which allegedly took place while the victim was semi-conscious after a suicide attempt.

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According to an arrest affidavit, the victim was assaulted in an alley near Gilpin Street and East 13th Avenue, adjacent to Cheesman Park. She'd gone to the park on a Sunday in July after taking "a lot of pills"; the victim told the police she'd been suicidal that day.

The victim remembered being helped by a man and recalled lying down on an animal fur blanket, according to the affidavit. The victim said she didn't know where she was or how she got there, but she realized that the man was having sex with her.

Afterward, the victim said the man told her she "couldn't stay there all day long" and then walked off toward East 14th Avenue. The victim slipped in and out of consciousness that day before calling 911. She described her attacker as a black male in his thirties or forties with "distinctive beads on the ends of his braided hair."

Using a sexual assault kit, the police collected DNA from the victim, which was matched to Carter. The victim later picked Carter out of a photo lineup, the affidavit says.

But Carter wasn't arrested until last week, when a Denver police officer stopped him for jaywalking and found that he had an outstanding warrant. Carter is now in jail on $50,000 bond. He's scheduled to appear in Denver County Court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31.

Below, see a bigger version of Carter's mug shot.


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ObamaNazi
ObamaNazi

No racism, just a nigg being a nigg.

WhiskeyPhillips
WhiskeyPhillips

Rather, maybe if you're a fucking rapist, then maybe you should use the crosswalk and wait for the walk signal so you have no interaction with authority. Or you could just not rape a suicidal woman and tell her to get the fuck out like it's the walk of shame. Don't defend a rapist just because he was caught with the stupidest offenses ever- he left his DNA inside that woman when he raped her and if he got caught up doing something stupid why would you be on his side and not hers? I know people are pissed at the cops, but it's not about that- it's about... THEY CAUGHT A RAPIST.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Cross a street while white, DPD ignores you entirely; cross a street while black, the DPD tickets you; cross a street while expressing a political opinion, the DPD arrests you and charges you with the deliberate obstruction of a public roadway.  How many false arrests have been made under this statute?  The perjurers infesting the DPD must be exterminated.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... more reason to require -- mandate -- that ALL citizens who ever come into contact with the police, for any reason, be FORCED to provide DNA samples for inclusion into the Criminal Database.




ObamaNazi
ObamaNazi

@DonkeyHotay  Hitler loves you. Did I say Hitler? I meant Barry Hussein Obama.

Monkey
Monkey

@DonkeyHotay ...and spiting in a cops face should be the official way to submit a sample.

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