DNA evidence leads to prison sentence in assault case

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A man was sentenced to 6 to 13 years in prison on Friday after DNA evidence matched him to a rape kit, police said. Terrance Carter, 48, was sentenced to 6 to 13 years in prison for a second-degree forcible sex offense after a jury trial. Carter will also have to register as a sex offender for 30 years as part of his sentencing. In June 2018, a woman reported to a High Point police officer that she had been sexually assaulted. The woman then went to a local hospital. where a rape kit was filled and then provided to law enforcement. As a result of this evidence, police identified Carter as a suspect. Carter denied having had any sexual contact with the victim. In April 2020, the High Point Police Department’s Special Victims Unit received a hit from the North Carolina State Laboratory and obtained a search warrant for Carter’s DNA. His DNA matched samples from the rape kit and he was arrested on April 9, 2020. On May 20, he was sentenced to 6 to 13 years and must register as a sex offender for 30 years.

A man was sentenced to 6 to 13 years in prison on Friday after DNA evidence matched him to a rape kit, police said.

Terrance Carter, 48, was sentenced to 6 to 13 years in prison for a second-degree forcible sex offense after a jury trial.

Carter will also have to register as a sex offender for 30 years as part of his sentencing.

In June 2018, a woman reported to a High Point police officer that she had been sexually assaulted.

The woman then went to a local hospital where a rape kit was prepared and then provided to law enforcement.

As a result of this evidence, police identified Carter as a suspect. Carter denied having sexual contact with the victim.

In April 2020, the High Point Police Department’s Special Victims Unit received a hit from the North Carolina State Laboratory and obtained a search warrant for Carter’s DNA.

His DNA matched samples from the rape kit and he was arrested on April 9, 2020.

On May 20, he was sentenced to 6 to 13 years and must register as a sex offender for 30 years.

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