Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced today that Alfred L. Carpentier II, age 39, of Nampa, was sentenced by the Honorable George A. Southworth for the felony crimes of Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16, Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 16, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Judge Southworth sentenced Carpentier to 8 years fixed, followed by 22 years indeterminate, on the lewd conduct charge, 7 years fixed, followed by 13 years indeterminate, on the sexual abuse charge, and 2 years fixed, followed by 3 years indeterminate on the possession of a controlled substance charge. The sentences will run concurrently for a total unified sentence of 30 years in prison. Judge Southworth also ordered Carpentier to register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database, and have no contact with the victim or victim’s immediate family, or any unsupervised contact with any minors for the duration of the sentence. Carpentier was also ordered to pay a $5,000 civil penalty along with court costs.
Carpentier was arrested on a felony warrant in October 2016 after an investigation by the Nampa Police Department revealed he had sexually abused a 9-year-old girl during the month of June 2016. According to police, Carpentier was an acquaintance of the victim’s family, and had offered to take her through the car wash during a birthday celebration at Lakeview Park. Police say during their trip to the car wash, Carpentier offered to give the victim $3 if she touched her vagina and then touched his penis. The victim told authorities that she did not touch his penis but that Carpentier pulled her pants and underwear down and touched her vagina before she asked him to stop because it hurt. Carpentier was also caught in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana in May 2017 while he was out on pre-trial release. He was found guilty by a jury earlier this year.
During sentencing, it was argued that Carpentier is a high risk to reoffend, is not amenable to treatment and demonstrated no remorse for his behavior. Additionally, it was argued that there are allegations he has been sexually offending on children for over 20 years. Judge Southworth stated, “this is the kind of case where there is some conduct that is so bad, that there must be significant punishment.”
“This is a disturbing case of the Defendant preying upon a developmentally delayed 9 year old child for his own sexual gratification,” said Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin. “As the victim’s mother said, he stole her innocence and violated the family’s trust. The only way to protect the community from a predator is to send them to prison for a long time.”