Kritlow Gets Life Sentence In Catoosa Rape Case

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gary Lynn Kritlow, Jr., 39, has been sentenced to life in prison after an earlier rape conviction in Catoosa County Superior Court.

A jury in June found him guilty on charges of aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault with the intent to commit rape, false imprisonment, and sexual battery.

The jury was delivered after a three-day trial.

Prosecutors said on Dec. 16, 2013, Kritlow, who was doing work at the adult female victim’s residence, forced the victim into a bathroom in the residence.

 Kritlow then forcibly penetrated the victim and committed forcible sodomy upon her.

Although Kritlow denied any sexual contact with the victim, forensic analysis revealed that seminal fluid recovered from the victim’s clothing was a DNA match to known samples of Kritlow’s DNA, District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin said.

Kritlow had multiple prior convictions for illicit sexual contact with both minor and adult females from the states of Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt sentenced Kritlow to serve the remainder of his natural life in the state prison system without the possibility of parole.

Kritlow was represented by Sean J. Lowe of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit’s Public Defender’s Office.

The case was prosecuted by Catoosa County Senior Assistant District Attorney Alan C. Norton.


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