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Man accused of raping 11-year-old in 2 different BREC parks

1 year 3 days 9 hours ago June 24, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Friday, June 24 2016 June 24, 2016 10:59 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
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BATON ROUGE - The BRPD Special Victims Unit reported the arrest of a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in two different BREC parks on separate occasions.

53-year-old Tommy Lee Atkins was booked into the parish prison on charges of aggravated rape, oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery.

Three major incidents were covered in detail in the arrest report including a pair of rapes that happened outside of a restroom in BREC Brooks Park and another that happened in a wooded area in BREC East Polk Street Park as the girl's deaf brother was nearby.

The victim told authorities that Atkins forced unprotected oral, anal and vaginal intercourse on her on countless occasions over the course of nearly five years. The man also raped her in the bathroom of her family home while Atkins was living with the girl’s mother.

Atkins was previously arrested for the aggravated rape of an 11-year-old in 1992. He was arrested again in 2011 by BRPD for prostitution. His criminal record also includes arrests for delinquency of juveniles, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, first degree robbery, possession of crack cocaine and simple robbery.

When the victim came forward to DCFS investigators, she told them that Atkins was still living in the same house as her and sleeping on the couch.

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