Franklin man sentenced to 100 years in molestation case

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FRANKLIN (Dec. 13, 2013) – A former juvenile detention center maintenance worker has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for molesting two boys over a five-year period.

Dwayne Carter learned his sentence Thursday from Judge Cindy Emkes in Johnson County Superior Court 2. Carter was convicted in August on multiple counts, including child molesting (Class A felony), sexual misconduct with a minor (Class D felony), dissemination of matter harmful to minors (Class D felony) and possession of child pornography (Class D felony).

Jurors deliberated for about three hours during the three-day trial.

One of the victims reported Carter to police after finding a nude picture of an adolescent on Carter’s cell phone. That same victim said Carter had also molested him. The abuse started when the victims were under the age of 15, police said. Carter performed sex acts on them and showed them pornographic videos.

The victims were at his home and under his immediate care and supervision, prosecutors said.

Carter was arrested in July 2012. He used to be a maintenance worker at the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center, but resigned in August 2012, about a month after his arrest.

“Sentences like the one imposed by Judge Cindy Emkes today go a long way to help individuals move on and ensure that predators such as Dwayne Carter cannot injure another child,” said deputy prosecutor Ryan Bland.