Convicted rapist on the run may be in South Georgia

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A convicted rapist who disappeared in the middle of his trial in Fulton County may be in South Georgia. That’s according to the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

Marshals said a tip on Charles Pinckney's whereabouts led them to the southern part of the state.

Prosecutors said Pinckney drove a 15-year-old girl to his apartment and raped her.

He was a DeKalb County Corrections officer at the time.

The day he was to be sentenced in October, Pinkney did not show up for court.

A jury found Pinckney guilty of statutory rape, child molestation, and sexual battery.

The judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison.

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