Teen charged with raping 3-year-old

by Wes Mayer

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Edward Rodriguez

A Coweta County teenager was arrested Wednesday for the recent rape of a three-year-old girl.

On July 20, around 3:30 p.m., the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was called by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and hospital workers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reporting the sexual assault of a young Palmetto girl, said Lt. Col. James Yarbrough of the sheriff’s office. The girl was later able to identify her male attacker, Edward Rodriguez, who is 17.

Rodriguez is the son of the victim’s babysitter, who lives in the same neighborhood on the 100-block of Sweetbriar Drive, Yarbrough said. On July 20, the girl told her mother that Rodriguez, who is 5-foot-6-inch tall and weighs more than 300 pounds, had sexually attacked her.

After Inv. Elaine Jordan of the sheriff’s office interviewed Rodriguez, and he was identified by the victim, Rodriguez was arrested Wednesday and transported to the Coweta County jail.

Rodriguez is charged with rape and four counts of aggravated sexual battery.



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