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Registered intercourse offender arrested on parole violation

EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – A registered sex offender who was released under custody is back in prison after police alleged he was on parole.

The victim called the police early Saturday morning and said 42-year-old Carl Lee Rogers, from Evansville, forced him to have sexual contact while he was sleeping.

The victim said he was with Rogers because there was nowhere else to go and told police they had had sexual contact in the past. The victim said he was sleeping in bed with Rogers when Rogers started petting him and shoved the victim’s hand into his pants.

According to court records, Rogers first told police about a friendly encounter and said nothing else had happened. Police say he eventually admitted to forcing the victim to touch him. Rogers told police he didn’t have permission and he knew it was wrong.

Rogers is being detained in Vanderburgh County Prison, and charged with sexual violence and parole violation.

(This story was originally published on February 28, 2021.)