Ex-DeKalb corrections officer on the run after rape conviction

A former DeKalb County corrections officer remains at large following his conviction Monday by a Fulton County jury, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Charles Barry Pinckney had been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at his home in January 2016. Pinckney said the girl told him she was 19 and the sex was consensual, but doctors said her injuries were severe, Channel 2 reported.

The jury convicted Pinckney of statutory rape and a judge declared a mistrail on the other charges of rape, aggravated child molestation and first degree child creulty, Channel 2 reported.

Due to his failure to show up for court Friday, officials revoked his bond and issued a warrant for his arrest, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Judge Grant Brantley had told the jurors that his absence “is not a part of your consideration.”

Attorney Jackie Patterson said Pinckney took the time Friday for reflection.

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