Caroline County Md- State v. Erik Carroll sentencing

| January 9, 2018 | 1 Comment


After a three day Court trial, the Defendant Erik Carroll was convicted of two counts each of third degree sex offense, second degree child abuse, and sex abuse of minor. The trial concerned events that happened between July of 2015 and June of 2016. Sentencing was held on January 9, 2018. The Circuit Court sentenced Carroll on two counts of Sex Abuse of a minor and merged the other convicted counts into those two charges. Ad Interim State’s Attorney Joe Riley made a recommendation of a 50 year active sentence (the maximum allowed by statute). The Defendant was sentenced to a 50 year sentence with 10 years suspended, a sentence of 40 years active. He was ordered to have supervised probation upon release for a period of five years. Upon release the Defendant will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.


The State’s Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Maryland State Police, the Caroline County Department of Social Services (Child Protective Services and In Home Services), the witnesses, the family of the victim, and most importantly the victim. As the prosecutor in this case I offer my prayers for the victim and her family as they continue to cope with these events.


Sincerely,  Joseph A. Riley  (State’s Attorney-Ad Interim for Caroline County)



Category: Local Crime

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  1. carol griffith says:

    It is about time someone has to pay the price for a crime against a child. That child and family will have to deal with that the rest of theirs lives. I do not believe sex offenders can be rehabilitated. You know what goes around comes around. When your life is over and you meet your maker may God have mercy on your soul.

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