A former Youngstown City police officer who still has one year left to serve for felonious assault is asking a judge to release him from prison early.

Arthur Carter, who will turn 50 in September, is asking Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Anthony D’Apolito to consider a motion for judicial release. Judge D’Apolito denied Carter’s previous motion for release one year ago.

State correctional authorities recently denied Carter’s motion for transitional control, which would have placed him into a program allowing him to transition back into the community.

Carter has been serving a four-year prison sentence since September 20202 after pleading guilty to three counts of felonious assault.

The Mahoning County Grand Jury handed up a 23-count indictment against Carter in 2018 that included multiple charges of sexual battery, unlawful sexual contact with a minor, using a minor in nudity-oriented material, disseminating obscene material.  The 20 sex-related counts were dismissed as part of a plea deal.

The police department placed Carter on paid administrative leave in 2017 when allegations came to light that he was being investigated for misconduct when he was an assistant girl’s track coach at Ursuline High School.

Carter is in the Toledo Correctional Institution.  His prison term which is scheduled to last until September 2024.