Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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 The nine withdrawn charges were rape-forcible compulsion, rape of a mentally disabled person, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse-forcible compulsion, …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Trial began in February.
UPDATE: Jamal Tompkins' jury trial is ongoing and is scheduled to resume again on Dec. 10, 2012. Jamal Tompkins, 22, of 433 Zara St. in Pittsburgh's Knoxville neighborhood, whom Baldwin Borough police have accused of raping a mentally disabled girl in a vacant apartment at Baldwin's Leland Point Apartments complex 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. Baldwin 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 …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Police say that the offense happened on the girl's way home from a high school football game.
Baldwin Borough police have accused Jamal Tompkins, 22, of 433 Zara St. in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood, and two male juveniles of raping a mentally disabled teenager in a vacant apartment at Baldwin’s Leland Point Apartments complex on her way home from a high school football game last September. Baldwin police detective Anthony Cortazzo said that the 17-year-old victim knew at least one of the three males charged in connection with the rape. 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, …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: Man Found in Erie Wanted for Rape Charge in Baldwin Borough Alleged Masturbator, DA Strike a Deal Video: Brookline's Angelea Kicks Off Wheelchair Games Discount Grocery Store Opening in Baldwin Borough Road to College - College Essay (Video rundown of those stories to the right of this page.)
Monday, August 1, 2011
Police track down Jamal Tompkins, who may have attacked a juvenile in September 2010.
(Read here for updated charges.) The Baldwin Borough Police Department finally got their man. Nearly 11 months after Baldwin police say that Jamal Tompkins, now 22, raped a 17-year-old girl in Baldwin's Leland Point Apartments complex, Tompkins has been tracked down in Erie, PA, and brought back to Allegheny County, where he will face nine criminal charges. Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott said that his department had been trying to find Tompkins ever since the 17-year-old girl, formerly a Baldwin High School student, reported that he and two other males—both minors at the time—raped her inside a vacant apartment as she made her way home from a high school football game. Scott said that his department took the advice of the Allegheny …