Man convicted of molesting 2 Modesto girls denied parole

local@modbee.comJune 12, 2013 

— A man convicted of molesting two girls in Modesto was denied parole on his four concurrent 15-years-to-life sentences, the Stanislaus County district attorney's office announced this week.

Keith Carey, 56, was found unsuitable for parole June 4 at the State Board of Parole Hearings at Corcoran State Prison.

District Attorney Birgit Fladager represented the public at the hearing and argued for continued confinement based on Carey's lack of insight into his crimes and the fact he continues to blame the minor victims for his crimes. The Board of Parole Hearings agreed and denied parole for seven more years.

Carey was convicted after a jury trial in 2002 of four counts of lewd and lascivious acts committed on two victims with an enhancement for multiple victims.

Carey molested his stepdaughter and her friend who were 8 and 12 years old at the time they were victimized.

Carey's excuse for the crimes was that he made "bad choices" and that it "just started as fun," according to the DA's office.

The Parole Board found that Carey's past and present mental state and attitude about the crime and substance abuse, his lack of any understanding of prior negative behavior, his many inconsistencies regarding substance abuse, his lack of understanding of why he did what he what he did and the fact that he is still blaming the victims shows that he is manipulative and lacks credibility.

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