BPD identifies man suspected of sexual battery, annoying a child

Posted at 9:21 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 12:22:21-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department has identified 21-year-old Ethan Jermaine Carter as the suspect wanted for annoying a child and sexual battery.

According to BPD, on March 12 at about 8 a.m., officers were dispatched New Stine Road, near West High School, regarding a report of a sexual battery of a teenage female juvenile. When officers arrived, they found two additional teenage female juveniles who reported similar offenses.

The offenses occurred between approximately 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., in the area of Hunter Ave. and Taylor St.

Investigators believe Carter was responsible for all three offenses.

Carter is described as 5’11”, 180 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Phippen at (661) 326-3810, or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.