Mark T. Carson – Repeat Sex Offender – Judge slaps his wrist

He raped her as she cried, kept her captive about four hours
and raped her twice more.

A repeat sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting a Kansas City schoolgirl and was sentenced to three years of probation.

A Jackson County judge also gave Mark T. Carson, 42, a suspended seven-year sentence as part of a plea deal involving the April 2007 attack on a 17-year-old girl. Carson also must register as a sex offender in Missouri.

He was convicted of rape and two other sex offenses in California in 1987 and was released from prison in 2001.

A spokesman for the Jackson County prosecutor’s office said prosecutors agreed to the plea deal and probation after problems developed that would have made it hard to convict Carson at trial.

According to court records:

The victim told police she was walking home from her alternative high school about noon April 10 when a man asked whether she wanted a ride home. After she got into his car, he drove past her apartment.

He raped her as she cried, kept her captive about four hours and raped her twice more.

About 5 p.m., she told him she needed to pick up her daughter from day care. He drove her to the 5300 clock of East 26th Street and tried to follow her inside, but an employee told him to leave and took down his license number.

Police traced it to Carson. The victim picked him out of a photo array, but he eluded police for months by slipping into the homeless community. They arrested him in July at a soup kitchen.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Published in: on May 21, 2008 at 5:37 am  Leave a Comment  

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