Child rapist jumps bail during trial, now on the run in Atlanta area

Charles Pinckney (Image source: Fulton County Jail)

The hammer of justice was about to hit an Atlanta child rapist named Charles Pinckney hard, as his trial was coming to an end. Pinckney, a former Dekalb County, Georgia, corrections officer, was accused of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl near Christmas in 2016.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pinckney spotted the girl shivering in the cold near an apartment complex. He started talking to the girl and she stated that she was waiting for a friend. According to the teen, Pinckney invited her into his car to get warm and she foolishly accepted. That’s when Pinckney drove her to his home, forced her to take a shower and raped her. After he was done, he took the girl back to the apartment complex he found her at. The teen told her mother, who then took her to the hospital. Doctors at the hospital noted several bite marks on her chest and lacerations near her vaginal area.

When police found Pinckney and questioned him, he stated that the sex with the girl was consensual and he did not rape the child. However, this week a Fulton County, Georgia, jury found Pinckney guilty of statutory rape, child molestation and sexual battery.

Pinckney was supposed to be in court on Tuesday for the final day of his trial for sentencing. Since he was absent, the judge sentenced Pinckney to 45 years in prison and revoked his bond. A bench warrant was issued and the US Marshall’s Service, as well as other law enforcement agencies, are looking for the child rapist who is currently at large in the metro Atlanta area.

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.


  • Chuck
    November 1, 2017

    This is what the courts get for allowing this monster on the streets.

  • Diane LovemesomeHim Alexander
    November 1, 2017

    This turns my stomach. The judges are forever failing us. He should not have gotten bail. The judges need to do their job. They have failed us time and time again. Now he is free too hurt someone else’s child. This makes me sick.

  • nosey rosy
    November 1, 2017

    never know how much money his family put up for bail , and judges get paid a commission on that bail money so if you got a 20,000 bail thats only 500 to get out , but if some one posted on a 1oo,ooo and up bond thats why they let him go . .judges go by how much is commissioned out , if they cant profit they lock your ass up lawyers get a chunk of money to for public denfense.
    this man had a paid attorney meaning he put up a lot of cash . sad the justice system has failed this baby , can you imagine being rapped by a stranger? at that age? omg that is the most heart breaking story

    • H Rap Black
      November 5, 2017

      You’re talking srt8 bullsh*t!!! That’s NOT how bonds work.

  • Amber Johnson
    November 2, 2017

    I was instantly moved by this article. I met this young man this summer and he asked me on numerous occasions to come over for dinner. Lets just say I’m grateful for God’s gift of intuition and good morals. I’m over here in disbelief. I hope all is well with this young lady. I know how it feels to live with that event because I was molested as a young child. He definitely needs to be taken off the streets ASAP.

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