Thursday, October 20, 2011

Laurel County Sex Offender Paroled

{Kentucky}...Anthony L. Carroll, 53, a Laurel County sex offender was paroled from prison earlier this month after serving less than 13 years of a 100-year sentence. Carroll was eligible for parole under the law that was in place when he committed the crimes in the early 1990s, but Commonwealth's Attorney Jackie Steele, the felony prosecutor for Laurel and Knox counties whose office opposed the parole, says a jury essentially said Carroll should spend the rest of his life in prison, and the state Parole Board didn't have to let him out of prison. Verman Winburn, chairman of the board, says the board took into consideration the fact that he has made changes in his life and taken responsibility for his crimes. Winburn said Carroll had completed sex-offender treatment and will receive aftercare treatment, and will be supervised for the rest of his life.