Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Is Charged with Rape after Telling All on TV

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Is Charged with Rape after Telling All on TV

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A New Hampshire man who admitted on the "Sally Jessy Raphael" talk show that he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl was charged with statutory rape Wednesday after police in Dover, N.H., viewed a videotape of the program.

Carl H. Carlson, 20, was arraigned in Strafford, N.H., and charged with one count of felonious sexual assault. If convicted, Carlson could face up to seven years in prison.

Carlson taped an appearance on the talk show in New York on Oct. 23. During the program, titled "I'm 14 and I Want a Baby," he admitted that he was the father of a 4-month-old baby girl. The baby's mother, now 15, and her mother also appeared on the program, which was broadcast in New Hampshire on Nov. 22. When Raphael asked Carlson whether he understood that he had violated the law when he had sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl, he said on the program, "I understand that." He added, "I should have thought about that a little bit more," then paused and said, "A lot more. …

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