UPDATE: Jamal Tompkins Facing Jury Trial for Rape of Mentally Disabled Girl in Baldwin

Trial began in February.

UPDATE: Jamal Tompkins' jury trial is ongoing and is scheduled to resume again on Sept. 4, 2012.

Jamal Tompkins, 22, of 433 Zara St. in Pittsburgh's Knoxville neighborhood, whom  have accused of raping a mentally disabled girl in a vacant apartment at Baldwin's  in September 2010, will face a jury trial starting in February 2012 for numerous charges stemming from the incident.

The incident also involved two male juveniles, whom police are charging in connection to the attack on the 17-year-old victim, as well. police detective Anthony Cortazzo said that the girl knew at least one of the three males charged in connection with the rape, which took place as the girl was making her way home from a high school football game.

Details surrounding the two other males charged are unavailable, as both are minors. Details of Tompkins' case are available.

Because the victim is mentally disabled, she is not able to legally consent to sex, Cortazzo said, which led to Tompkins being charged with rape of a mentally disabled person and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a mentally disabled person.

Based on victim testimony, Cortazzo said, Baldwin police are also charging Tompkins with rape-forcible compulsion and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse-forcible compulsion, meaning that the victim was forced into having sex.

Tompkins is also being charged with sexual assault, soliciting sexual assault, conspiring sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor-sexual exploitation and corruption of minors.

In August 2011,  withdrew charges against Tompkins of unlawful restraint-serious bodily injury and false imprisonment while sending his other charges to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Tompkins appeared in the Allegheny County Courthouse for a pre-trial conference on Oct. 13, where it was determined that he will face a jury trial.

Police in Erie, PA,  under the alias "Devon Fred Howard." Erie police held Tompkins for eight days and released him before learning that Baldwin police had issued an arrest warrant for him the year before.

An informant for Baldwin police led them to check Erie for Tompkins, and he was re-captured soon after being released.

Tompkins is being held in Allegheny County Jail.

Robert Edward Healy, III July 03, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Jamal Tompkins' jury trial is ongoing and is scheduled to resume again on Sept. 4, this year.
JustMe July 03, 2012 at 10:40 PM
I hope they put him away for a long time. Poor girl my heart goes out to her and her family and will pray the get the justice they deserve.
NorthBaldwinTransplant July 04, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Shame shame shame! I hope justice prevails.
Jean Smith July 04, 2012 at 01:53 AM
He can be be Jerry Sandusky room mate in jail for the rest of his life. Any person that rapes a child or the mentally disabled needs to be castrated and given sex reassignment surgery, I am just happy that he won't be getting away with this because she is not able to legally consent to sex. I just pray that this rapist hasn't cause this girl PTSD and has to seek years of counseling for this crime against her.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 04, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Thanks for spotting that, ML. Typo fixed.
sarah tompkins July 28, 2012 at 02:00 AM
jamal tompkins is my two little boys father, what he is bein accused of is false and time will tell!!!!! his trial looks very good and i cant WAIT TILL HE COMES HOME TO BE WITH ME HIS 1YR 0LD AN 4 MONTH OLD SON i have been with jamal for two years i met him when i was 17 i know what kind of man he is and hes not the monster or person he is bein accused of hes a good man and very intelligant and a wonderful father i love and miss my babies dad and he will be commin home! so all these comments i dont appreciate u kno some people get accused of things they didnt do aand its ashame! god dont come down to punise and he dont sleep!!!! justice will be served and jamal will be home!!!!! free jamal!
Robert Edward Healy, III July 28, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Couldn't say.
JustMe July 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Yes he is a wonderful man that has a long has a long history of crime according to the Allegheny County Judicial System. Just the type of father I wouldn't want to be the father of my children.
century July 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Demolish leland pointe and the slumlords that so-call manage it. Allegheny County Housing Authority and Pgh Housing authority gave them selves a bad rep. not doing legitimate criminal backround checks.
Robert Edward Healy, III September 11, 2012 at 05:25 AM
UPDATE: Jamal Tompkins' jury trial is ongoing and is scheduled to resume again on Dec. 10, 2012.


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