Man charged with raping girl

A 47-year-old homeless man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with raping a girl he knows, now 13, at least three times between January and June 2009, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

Tommy Kitchens was arrested at 3 p.m. and charged with child molestation. The girl told police that she had agreed to play a game with the man, who then undressed her on a bed, undressed himself and raped her, the report says.

The girl said she recently told her friend about what happened, and her friend told her to tell her mother, according to the report.



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