Thursday, May 02, 2024

Lack of treatment options puts accused rapist back on the streets

 Carl Hamilton was arrested for rape a day after being released from jail

By: Ben Hall, News Channel 5, May 2, 2024-  A Davidson County judge says she was "absolutely devastated" when she learned a man released from jail after being declared mentally incompetent to stand trial had been charged with aggravated rape.

Judge Melissa Blackburn oversees Davidson County's mental health court and said Carl Hamilton, 34, was released last month because Metro did not have a treatment program for him. (read more)

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