Daramis Sharkey was arrested in September 2011 after the Memephis Police Department's criminal investigation determined that Sharkey was responsible for unlawfully entering a residence in the 5000 block of Schutt Road in Whitehaven. Subsequent investigation into three additional incidents developed Sharkey as responsible for a string of burglaries and rapes within a few blocks of his home on Depanne Road in Whitehaven.
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February 29, 2012 –Dewey Crowder, age 28, pled guilty to the 2011 aggravated rape and robbery of a woman in North Memphis.
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February 9th, 2012 - A Shelby County jury convicted Marco A. Blanch of rape of a 79 year old woman.
The rape occurred on February 3rd, 2011. Blanch, age 29, came to the woman’s home shortly after 10:00 pm, and asked her could he come in to watch television. The victim, an Alzheimer’s patient, let Blanch into the home. The victim’s grandson came to the house after watching Blanch enter the home. He found Blanch in the bedroom with his grandmother lying on the bed and Blanch on top of her, partially disrobed. The grandson detained Blanch on the scene until Memphis Police Department arrived and arrested him.
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February 3, 2012 – George Coleman, age 31, plead guilty to the rape of an eleven year-old girl.
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Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00

Frayser Man Convicted of Rape of a Child

January 27th, 2012 - On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, a Shelby County jury convicted Courtney Knowles for raping his twelve (12) year-old niece at their home in Frayser.“Shelby County is stronger today because of this conviction and the bravery of our young victim,” said Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.
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On Friday, January 13th, 2012, a Shelby County Criminal Court Jury found Luis Guillen guilty of the December 2009 kidnapping and rape of his estranged 33 year-old girlfriend.Guillen, now age 25, was arrested and charged after the Memphis Police Department located him in an east Memphis apartment complex on December 30th, 2009.
Information at trial revealed that Guillen picked the woman up from her home for a date on Sunday, December 27th and took her to his apartment 2864 Georgetown.
There Guillen held the woman against her will by force and raped her. Guillen also beat the woman while he held her captive. She sustained two black eyes and bruises to her arms and body. She called police after Guillen took her home on December 30th, 2009. Officers spotted Guillen and arrested him as he was leaving her apartment complex.
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January 13th, 2012 - Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced that a Shelby County jury has convicted Michael Marks of one count of rape of a child.
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December 15th, 2011 - Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced that Stacy Hopkins was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury for three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means.
Stacy Hopkins, age 28, was arrested by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Investigators after they determined she transmitted nude, sexually explicit images of herself to underage students. The investigation further revealed that Hopkins, while employed as a teacher at Arlington High School, engaged in sexual intercourse with three underage Arlington High School students at various times in the course of a year.
Under Tennessee law, statutory rape by an authority figure is a Class C felony. Upon conviction carries a sentence of 3-15 years imprisonment, with no eligibility for probation. Soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means is a Class E felony and carries a 1-6 year sentence upon conviction.
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On Friday, October 28th, 2011, Jorge Ricardo Rojas Morin pled guilty to the September 2010 robbery of a business and rape of the manager.
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September 30, 2011 - Shelby County Criminal Court Division Seven, Judge Lee Coffee, sentenced Jermaine Owens, age 27, to serve 125 years in prison.
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