THOMASVILLE -- A man charged with raping a 12-year-old girl more than three years ago has been indicted by a Thomas County grand jury.
The rape was reported in April 2000, when the girl's mother discovered her daughter, who has learning disabilities, was pregnant.
Randy Leaks, 41, 732 South St., was indicted on charges of child molestation, rape and statutory rape in the case.
"She had the baby in November of 2000," Thomasville police Sgt. Rachelle Denmark said.
A blood sample was taken from the girl, along with swabs from the baby's mouth, as DNA samples to be used in a paternity test when a suspect surfaced. Denmark received an anonymous tip that Leaks was the father.
Meanwhile, the detective said, Leaks signed legal documents in May 2002 that showed he was the child's father. The documents, filed in Thomas County Superior Court, showed Leaks would support the child until age 18.
Police then obtained a search warrant for a blood sample from Leaks.
"It matched," Denmark explained.
Leaks was arrested July 22, 2002, and released on a $15,000 bond four days later.
On Monday, he was arrested in State Court of Thomas County and charged with probation violation. The suspect was in State Court on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property.
Leaks, who is being held in the Thomas County Jail, was charged with entering auto in April 2001, probation violation in November 2001 and failure to appear in 2002.
The rape victim and her child live with the girl's mother.
"The child has a child," the detective said. "The mother's raising both of them. ... She's happy there's closure to this, that the DNAs match, that she knows who her grandson's father is."
Grand jurors also returned the following indictments:
Princess Beinette Powell -- Aggravated assault, obstruction of officer.
Doug Allen Young -- Escape.
Prince Williams -- Escape.
Ellis Dunbar -- Possession of alcohol by inmate.
Otis Garrison -- Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act (GCSA), possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, simple battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property.
Jamel Donte Reynolds -- Aggravated assault, criminal trespass.
William Tron Xavier McCraw -- Statutory rape.
Terry Lee Alston -- Child molestation.
Richard Colvin -- Six counts child molestation, sexual battery, rape.
Joel Green -- Violation of GCSA.
Arthur Frank Bray -- Violation of GCSA, possession of controlled substance by an inmate.
Melinda Vernette Perry -- Possession of controlled substance by an inmate.
Vonterrela Glover -- Possession of a controlled substance by an inmate, violation of GCSA.
Willie Roy Ivey -- Burglary, criminal interference with government property.
James Michael Huntley -- Theft by taking motor vehicle, burglary.
James Lewis Wright -- Theft by taking.
Frances Sparrow -- Five counts burglary, two counts first-degree forgery.
Freddie Lee Howard -- Burglary, eight counts second-degree criminal damage to property, theft by taking.
Franklin Lee Daniels -- Burglary.
Michael Lewis -- Burglary, six counts first-degree forgery.
Robert Watkins -- Three counts theft by taking motor vehicle, second-degree criminal damage to property.
Jason D. Mango -- Theft by receiving stolen property.
Barrington Mickens Jr. -- Theft by receiving stolen property.
Charles Lee Jackson -- Aggravated cruelty to animals.
Benjamin Travis Randall -- Robbery, simple battery.
Gerald Humbert -- First-degree arson.
Shanika Sharese Ward -- Aggravated assault.
Carlos Antonio Emanuel -- Burglary, aggravated battery, cruelty to children.
Christopher R. Blalock -- Robbery.
Vivian Lee Kimmons -- Aggravated cruelty to animals.
Perry Victor Rhames -- Burglary.
Jonathan Ryan Petty -- Burglary.
Donalvin Montrell Thompson -- Four counts entering motor vehicle with intent to commit theft.
Marcus Lamar Adams -- Burglary.
John Henry Payne -- Aggravated stalking.
Sandra Dee Wimberly -- First-degree forgery.
Nathan Leroy Brinson -- Aggravated assault, weapons on school property, reckless conduct.
Doretha Myrick -- Aggravated assault, weapons on school property, reckless conduct.
Roger Eugene Davis -- Burglary, theft by deception, theft by taking.
Rusty Law -- Statutory rape.
Clay Alton Barrentine -- Burglary.
Preston Corbin Wallace -- Burglary.
Reginald Wayne Parks -- Burglary.
Gary Leonard Butts -- Burglary.
Gregory Franklin Blackburn -- Burglary.
Theoplis A. Mitchell -- Terroristic threats and acts, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Shun Errol Edwards -- Burglary, theft by taking motor vehicle.
Bobby Lewis Sneed -- Criminal attempt to commit burglary, criminal trespass.
Brian Keith Cauley Jr. -- Four counts statutory rape.
Anthony McCoy -- Statutory rape, child molestation.
Chad Johnson -- Burglary, theft by taking.
Johnny Spires -- Aggravated sodomy, child molestation.
Sidney George Griffin -- Burglary, battery.
Johnny Bob Smart Jr. -- Aggravated sexual battery, aggravated child molestation, child molestation, statutory rape.
Jennifer Griffin Michaels, also known as Jennifer Smallwood -- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Jerrod Demont Lamons -- Violation of GCSA.
Bobby Lewis Sneed -- Theft by taking motor vehicle.
Carlos Antonio Emanuel -- Entering motor vehicle with intent to commit theft.
Vianne Devine -- Two counts theft by deception.
Charles Edward Carter, Emma Mitchell Carter -- Violation of GCSA.
Dimples Ladovie Miller -- Theft by taking motor vehicle.
Joe Patton Alderman -- Violation of GCSA.
George Bryce Connell -- Violation of GCSA.
Cynthia Desmond Hudson -- Violation of GCSA.
Dawn Renee Stringer -- Two counts violation of GCSA.
Marcus Chad Maddox -- Violation of GCSA.
Anthony Bateman -- Violation of GCSA, carrying a concealed weapon, criminal trespass.
Dustin P. Stoker -- Violation of GCSA, criminal trespass.
Christopher Lynn Jackson -- Thirty-one counts first-degree forgery.
Brad Bradford -- Violation of GCSA.
Grand jurors did not find sufficient evidence to indict:
Alfred Wilora Hires on aggravated battery.
Jamel Donte Reynolds on possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, terroristic threats and acts, pointing a gun at another.
Marcus Gregory Bush Jr. on robbery.
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