A man is convicted of raping a 9-year-old.
Knox County district attorney Charme Allen’s office says Albert Thompkins Jr. was babysitting the victim at his home while she was in online schooling, and assaulted her.
Knoxville Police say the victim later came forward to a family member and Thompkins, Jr. made “incriminating admissions,” leading to the conviction.
Thompkins, Jr. also reportedly has prior felony convictions for aggravated assault and sale of counterfeit controlled substances. He was convicted of two counts of rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. He is set to serve 33 years in prison without parole.