Commonwealth v. Aaron Tornell Carter; Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexually Assaulting Minors

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Aaron Tornell Carter, 26 years old, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley for Forcible Sodomy, Aggravated Sexual Battery (2 counts), Custodial Indecent Liberties, and Indecent Liberties.  Judge Shockley sentenced Carter to 35 years with 20 years suspended leaving 15 years to serve. 

Carter was found guilty of these charges by Judge Shockley after a trial on November 30, 2015. The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that between April 2013 and May 2014, Aaron Tornell Carter sexually abused two children known to him.  As he was molesting one of the minors late at night, the minor’s sibling woke up and witnessed it.  The child reported the behavior to a family member and the Virginia Beach Police Department initiated an investigation into the allegation.  Throughout the course of the investigation an additional victim was discovered.  Carter denied abusing the victims but did admit to being alone in a locked bedroom with one of them. 

Carter has a prior conviction for Attempt to Possess a Firearm after being Involuntarily Committed.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul J. Powers prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.​