Y'town cop facing 23 child-sex charges


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

A Youngstown police officer faces 23 charges for sex-related offenses involving three victims.

Arthur Carter, 44, of Youngstown faces charges of rape, sexual battery and unlawful sexual contact with a minor for alleged acts between 2001 and 2009.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Crimes Against Children Unit investigated the case.

Carter was previously indicted in 2017 for sexual acts with a minor alleged to have occurred in 2009. Thursday’s indictment adds two victims.

Mahoning County grand jurors indicted Carter on two counts of rape with sexually violent predator specifications; 13 counts of sexual battery with sexually violent predator specifications; six counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor; disseminating matter harmful to juveniles; and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

All victims were high school students between 15 and 18 years old, prosecutors said.

Read more about the case in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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