A burglar is heading to prison for the future two a long time following pleading guilty to burglary and molesting a 12-yr-old in Cobb County.
Malik Antonio Rollins, 29, pleaded responsible before this week to burglarizing two homes and molesting a young girl even though within one of them.
Prosecutors with Cobb Judicial Circuit District Lawyer Flynn Broady’s place of work say Rollins broke into an Austell apartment at 2 a.m. in February 2021.
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The target documented waking up to the seem of her bed room door opening and screamed, scaring Rollins off. He was equipped to get away with two electronic tablets.
The theft was captured on a Ring camera and was shared with law enforcement.
A several hours afterwards, Rollins entered a 2nd property within just strolling length of the to start with, prosecutors say.
When a person in that residence woke up at 4 a.m., he understood the patio doorway was open up and his son’s gaming console was lacking. He then discovered a light-weight on inside his children’s bedroom and found a partly naked Rollins in bed with his then-12-year-old stepdaughter.
The sixth grader mouthed “help me” to her stepfather who ran to the kitchen to get a knife and operate Rollins out of his house.
The female was taken to the healthcare facility in which she explained to investigators she had been sodomized and molested.
Law enforcement ended up able to use the tracking characteristics on the stolen tablets that Rollins experienced failed to disable to observe him to a unique apartment in the identical intricate as the 1st theft victim.
Rollins’ mother answered the door and confirmed he was the male in the online video. Investigators found the stolen objects within.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, a person rely of aggravated boy or girl molestation and two counts of boy or girl molestation. He was sentenced to 20 yrs in prison devoid of the likelihood of parole followed by an additional 20 many years of probation. Rollins will have to sign up as a sex offender.
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