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New York Man Convicted in 2018 Sexual Assault of Hotel Housekeeper in Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Following a six-day trial, an Atlantic County jury convicted a New York man for the sexual assault of a hotel housekeeper in 2018, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

According to officials, on March 31, before Judge Pamela D'Arcy, Jamel Carlton, 36, was found guilty on the following counts:

  • Aggravated Sex Assault – 1st degree
  • Sexual Assault – 2nd degree
  • Burglary -2nd degree
  • Aggravated Assault – 3rd degree
  • Criminal Restraint – 3rd degree

The jury deliberated a little more than 3 hours and returned the guilty verdict against Carlton of Saugerties, New York,  for the sexual assault of a Bally's Hotel and Casino housekeeper.

"We are grateful to the jury for seeing this case for what it was… the senseless and brutal sexual assault of a Bally's housekeeper who was just doing her job.  The victim, through the support of her loving family, displayed an enormous amount of strength in coming to court to tell the jury what that man did to her," said Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer who tried the case with co-counsel Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko.   

"We want to thank the Bally's security team and the officers of the Atlantic City Police Department for providing us with the evidence needed to bring justice in this case."

Due to his criminal history, Carlton faces the potential for an extended term of imprisonment up to life in New Jersey State Prison.  He is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending sentence.

June 8, 2022, is the current sentencing date pending an Avenel Sex Offender Evaluation.  The case was investigated by the Atlantic City Police Department.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor's Office Website and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. 

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.