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Child molester seeks clemency based on victim’s recantation (access required)

ROANOKE—A convicted child molester whose accuser has recanted her testimony is asking Governor Tim Kaine for clemency. Aleck Carpitcher filed a clemency petition Tuesday. In 1999, a Roanoke County jury convicted Carpitcher of five sex crimes after his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter testified that he fondled her. Carpitcher was sentenced to 38 years in prison. The girl later said ...

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