Man Gets 1-2 Years After Plea Agreement in Baldwin Rape Case
Jamal Tompkins was charged with raping a mentally disabled girl, but he pleaded guilty only to sexual assault and corruption of minors.
The man whom Baldwin Borough police officers tracked down in Erie, PA, over a year ago on charges that he raped a mentally disabled girl in south Baldwin in September 2010 has been sentenced to approximately 1-2 years of confinement for sexual assault and corruption of minors.
Jamal Tompkins pleaded guilty to those charges in front of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel on Dec. 10 before McDaniel withdrew nine other charges and issued the sentence. McDaniel also sentenced Tompkins to five years of probation and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
The nine withdrawn charges were rape-forcible compulsion, rape of a mentally disabled person, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse-forcible compulsion, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a mentally disabled person, unlawful contact with a minor-sexual exploitation, criminal solicitation-sexual assault, conspiracy-sexual assault, unlawful restraint causing serious bodily injury and false imprisonment.
Baldwin police accused Tompkins, 23, of Zara Street in Pittsburgh's Knoxville neighborhood, and two male juveniles of raping the mentally disabled 17-year-old—formerly a Baldwin High School student—in a vacant apartment at Baldwin's then-Leland Point Apartments complex as she was making her way home from a high school football game.
Because the victim is mentally disabled, she is not able to legally consent to sex, Baldwin police Detective Anthony Cortazzo said.
Tompkins avoided a jury trial by agreeing to plead guilty to the two charges.
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