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Defendant Convicted of Two Counts Forcible Rape

DATE:  February 25, 2016

CASE:  Carlton Beard

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Matt Chisholm, Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit

Twenty-five-year-old Carlton Beard was convicted by jury of two counts of forcible rape.

On July 17, 2015, the victim rented a motel room for Beard, who was homeless at the time.  He asked the victim to help him rent a room so he did not have to sleep on the streets.  After checking into the room, Beard forcibly raped the victim two times.

Beard faces a sentence of 17 years in prison. Sentencing is set for March 29, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 23 before the Honorable Richard Sueyoshi.

 

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