Grand jury indicts man accused of raping 12-year-old girl in Coweta

A Coweta County grand jury has indicted a 3-time felon accused of raping a 12-year-old girl last year.

Shalin Ren Payne, who was released from state prison in April, was indicted Monday, senior assistant district attorney Kevin McMurry told Channel 2 Action News.

Payne, whose face is covered in tattoos, allegedly chased the girl in her Sharpsburg home, threw her to the floor and attacked her with her 4-year-old brother nearby, Coweta sheriff’s Lt. Col. James Yarbrough told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution days after the October 2015 incident.

When the girl’s mother returned home, Payne was on top of the child and she hit him with some type of bowl, Yarbrough said. Payne punched the girl’s mother and ran outside wearing nothing but a T-shirt.

Deputies caught and arrested him on charges that included rape, aggravated assault, sexual battery, sodomy and child molestation.

At the time of his arrest, Payne was on parole after serving two years in prison for a burglary conviction, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. He also had two other stints for other convictions that included aggravated assault, burglary and theft, records showed.