Man indicted in rape of prostitute
By Ken Kobayashi
Advertiser Courts Writer
A 36-year-old man was indicted by the O'ahu grand jury yesterday on a charge of raping a prostitute less than two months after his release from a 10-year sentence for attacking another prostitute in 1993.
Michael L. Carter now faces trial on charges of first- and third-degree sexual assault and impersonating a law enforcement officer. He is accused of picking up a woman on March 21, taking her to a shipyard, raping her, kicking her out of his car and telling her not to call the police because he was an officer.
City Deputy Prosecutor Vickie Kapp told acting Circuit Judge Barbara Richardson yesterday that Carter, who was arrested last week, told police he could not stop himself.
Bail was set at $500,000.
Carter was released from prison Feb. 7 after serving a 10-year sentence for attempted second-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and kidnapping. He had pleaded guilty, saying he had picked up a prostitute, tried to have sex but didn't have money so they fought. She suffered a fractured vertebra, according to court records.
Carter was arrested Sept. 15 on suspicion of the March 21 attack and of sexually attacking another prostitute on April 2.
In explaining the high bail, Kapp told the judge that in May, Carter tried to pick up a woman in Wahiawa for sex, but she fought him off. He has not been charged in the latter two cases.
Carter has been assigned a deputy public defender.
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