Atlanta man held in rape, pimping of juvenile

An Atlanta man is being held in the Fulton County jail without bond after an underage girl accused him of rape.

Shun Pinkston, 42, was arrested on Monday after police officials spent weeks looking for him.

According to the victim, she met Pinkston — who told her his name was Pierre — at the West End MARTA station on June 6. The two exchanged phone numbers and met up again a few days later on June 10.

That day Pinkston took her to a motel on Fulton Industrial Circle, where he provided her with a fake ID and marijuana. Later he asked her if she was interested in making some money by having sex with five different men. If she had sex with at least three men she could pay him back the $55 for the room.

She refused and attempted to make a phone call on her cell phone. She was calling her mother, but told Pinkston she was calling a friend. He jumped on her, and raped her. Pinkston then took her back to the train station where the two met and dropped her off.

The police were able to use the cell phone number the victim provided to them to catch Pinkston.

According to a police report, the investigating officer, Richard Lee Randolph, recognized Pinkston’s voice from the voicemail and knew him as a suspected pimp named Pierre from the Fulton Industrial Blvd. area.

Pinkston is currently on federal parole for armed robbery, said Fulton County police spokesman, Scott McBride. He is charged with rape, child molestation and procuring for pimping by the Fulton County police.

Fulton County police are asking anyone who may have any additional information on Pinkston to call 404-699-4210.