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What's Next For Joshua Carrier

By Lindsay Watts
Published On: Apr 19 2012 07:32:26 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 19 2012 08:22:07 AM CDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Ex-police officer Joshua Carrier will remain in jail, at least until a hearing on May 1 when attorneys on both sides of his child sex-abuse case will discuss his bond status and the date for a new trial.

On Tuesday, jurors said they could not agree on 150 of the 207 charges Carrier was facing. The jury acquitted Carrier of 36 counts and found him guilty of 21 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. After the jury's partial verdict, Judge David Gilbert opted to revoke Carrier's $500,000 bond and send him to jail.

4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May said his office plans to retry Carrier on the 150 unresolved counts; counts that include some of the most serious charges that Carrier repeatedly molested boys from Horace Mann Middle School.

Carrier's attorney, Josh Tolini, told KRDO Newschannel 13 that prosecutors have not offered any type of plea deal and he doesn't expect that will happen.

It's not clear if prosecutors will ask for Carrier to be sentenced on the 21 charges he was convicted on or if they will wait until after the second trial.

May said Carrier could spend up to 36 years in prison for the convictions, but Tolini said he disagrees.

"I think he's looking at two to six years," said Tolini. "My position is, (the 21 counts) all add up into one charge."

He said the issue is definitely up for debate.

Tolini said he expects the second trial will happen in the fall.

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