No Bond For Second Man Accused of Sexual Battery

The judge said that Carter confessed to the crime.

The second man accused of sexual battery on a Lauderdale Lakes woman appeared in court Friday and was held without bond.

Jonathan Carter, 21, faces charges including sexual battery with a firearm and robbery with a firearm. He turned himself in to authorities on Feb. 23.

Judge John Hurley said that Carter had previously confessed to the crime.

Christopher Baker, a man authorities say is a friend of Carter's, was arrested earlier.

Surveillance video showed both of them leaving One United Bank at 2412 N. State Road 7 on Feb. 9.

A woman had been walking on State Road 7 around 5:30 a.m. in order to get a ride to work from a co-worker. Two men approached her, one on a bike and the other by foot, authorities said. One of them brandished a weapon at her and forced her into the bushes near the drive through area of the bank, the sheriff's office said.

The other man hit and choked her and then they both sexually battered her and took her phone and purse, authorities said.

Police said they both have criminal histories.

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