Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:28

Child Sex Offender Convicted on New Charges

Nov. 26, 2019 – A 44-year-old tow truck driver on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry for previous sex crimes against children has been convicted of rape of a child and other sex offenses, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Jerry W. Carter Sr. remains in custody and faces up to 148 years in prison when he is sentenced in January by Criminal Court Judge James Lammey Jr.
On Friday, a jury convicted Carter on 10 felony counts against two children under age 10, including three counts each of rape of a child, incest, and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of child abuse and neglect.
The incidents occurred between June of 2007 and November 2009.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Lessie Rainey and Gavin Smith of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.