Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:09

Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Children

Brittenum Brittenum
June 28, 2018 – A 54-year-old man was convicted Thursday of rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery involving two young girls in 2015, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Quintin Brittenum, a previously convicted sex offender, faces up to 64 years in prison without parole when he is sentenced in August by Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward.
The incidents occurred between May and December in 2015 at a residence in Frayser where two young sisters – then ages 7 and 9 – said Brittenum sexually assaulted them on several occasions.
Brittenum, who remains in custody, was convicted of aggravated sexual battery in 1994 and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
The trial this week was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Devon Lepeard of the DA’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.