From Columbia County D.A’s Office:
On November 19, 2018, Alvin Carter waived indictment and was arraigned in County Court upon being charged with Rape in the 1st Degree, Honorable Richard M. Koweek presiding. The Court scheduled a trial for July 22, 2019. Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett's Office investigated this matter and arrested Alvin Carter. The Public Defender represents Alvin Carter. Alvin Carter is presumed to be innocent unless and until the People can prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to all twelve (12) of twelve (12) jurors. (SCI No. 096-18)
Original press release from August:
SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS ALBANY MAN FOR
STOCKPORT, NY- Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested an Albany man today at approximately 12:20pm and charged him with Rape in the First Degree.
On March 2, 2018 the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a reported forcible rape that had allegedly occurred in the town of Stockport and immediately began an investigation. Deputy Sheriff Ryen Boehme responded to scene and then notified Sheriff’s Office Investigators.
On August 8, 2018 the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested 47 year old Alvin Carter of Albany. In March of 2018, at the time of the reported incident, Mr. Carter was living in the town of Stockport. He was charged with one count Rape in the first degree, a Class B Felony.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office does not release information about the victims of sexual offenses.
Mr. Carter was arraigned in Greenport Town Court before the Honorable Judge John Porreca and was remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail/$50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Stockport Town Court on August 13, 2018.
This arrest was made in cooperation with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and the Dr. Stephen and Suzanne Menkes Child Advocacy Center.
The investigation is continuing and any other potential victims can please contact Senior Investigator Mark Dunspaugh at 518-828-3344.