Charles Pinckney

- U.S. Marshalls are searching for a former DeKalb County corrections officer who was convicted of rape and other charges, and sentenced to 45 years in prison, according to the Fulton County District Attorney.

Charles Pinckney was convicted on Monday of statutory rape, child molestation, and sexual battery. The conviction was in relation to an alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl on December 20, 2016.

According to the District Attorney, the girl was approached by Pinckney outside of an apartment complex on December 19, and lured her into his car by offering a warm place to sit as she waited on a friend.

Authorities say when she entered the car, Pinckney drove to his apartment in the 700 block of Hammond Drive in Atlanta. He fed her, told her to take a shower, and then forced her to have sex, according to police.

The victim told authorities that she said no, and tried to fight him off. Officials say that Pinckney bit her chest and held her down by her wrists. He later drove the victim back to where picked her up, according to authorities.

The victim told her mother that she had been raped, and she was quickly rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

Pinckney was arrested on February 4, 2016, and maintained that the sex was consensual, according to officials. According to police, he fled during the trial's closing augments on October 27, 2017.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call authorities immediately.

 
 
 
 

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