Update: Carter's lawyer now says the detective in the investigation told him that Carter will not be charged. The city, however, says the investigation is still ongoing and no decisions have been made. The 18-year-old has been released from jail and could sign his letter of intent with the Ohio State Buckeyes today. (Cleveland.com)
Chris Carter is a three-star recruit who committed to play football for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The John F. Kennedy student might be doing something different next year than playing football for OSU, however, after allegations that he fondled as many as eight girls at JFK.
The 18-year-old had a ruse to get girls to cop to his frisky hands: he told them he needed to measure them for ROTC outfits. Of course, measuring someone for an ROTC outfit does not often necessitate them removing their clothes or having their breasts grabbed.
The PD reports on how one 15-year-old girl's experience brought to light the other victims:
"Once inside the room, [Carter] asked the victim to take off her sweat shirt and shirt so he could take her measurements," the police report said. "He cut off the lights. . . and stated 'I need you to take your bra off.' The arrested male than put his arms under her arms from behind and attempted to pull her bra up."
The girl told police she refused to cooperate and left the room.
Police said when they talked to Carter he admitted that he had fondled other girls using the same ruse. Police asked him to give them the book that he used to record the measurements and he turned it over.
"The book revealed more victims," the report said, noting there was measurement information for eight girls in the book.
Another girl said that she took off everything but her underwear for Carter.
His scholarship is obviously in jeopardy, but neither Ohio State nor JFK would comment on the situation at the moment. Carter, for reasons unknown, probably made all the comments necessary when he admitted to the gropings and showed investigators documentation of the girls involved.