Gary Lynn Kritlow, Jr., age 39, was tried before a jury in the Superior Court of Catoosa County, Georgia, for the offenses of Aggravated Sodomy, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Aggravated Assault with the Intent to Commit Rape, False Imprisonment, and Sexual Battery. The three day jury trial was concluded on June 26, 2014, with convictions on all counts.
The evidence disclosed that on December 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 the adult victim. 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.
Kritlow had multiple prior convictions for illicit sexual contact with minors and an adult female from the states of Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee. On July 11, 2014, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr. sentenced Kritlow to serve the remainder of his natural life in the state prison system without the possibility of parole.
Gary Lynn Kritlow, Jr., was represented at trial 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.