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Lomax found guilty of raping 15 year old at knifepoint

Dequane Lomax. Source: Hinds County Dequane Lomax. Source: Hinds County
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

19-year-old Dequane Lomax has been found Guilty of raping a 15-year-old Jackson girl at knifepoint on January 20, 2013. 

Jurors heard testimony Lomax visited the victim in her home while her mother was at work.

There, he used a 16-inch kitchen knife to force the teenager to have sex with him.

The Hinds County DA's office says DNA evidence proved crucial to this case.

Lomax's DNA was found on the victim. A partial DNA match on the handle of the 16-inch knife used in the rape also connected him to the crime.

On the last day of testimony, Lomax took the stand.

He maintained to the court he did not visit the victim in her home.

Rather, he stated, she came to his house for consensual sex on the morning of January 20, 2013. He went on to speculate she stole the 16-inch knife out of his house, which explained his partial DNA match on the handle. 

"The young victim in this case took the stand and very credibly told her story, said Smith.

"Her testimony, the forensic evidence, and the defendant's improbable alibi no doubt determined the outcome of this trial."

Lomax was also found Not Guilty on two counts of Assault on a Police Officer.

He currently has another Forcible Rape charge pending in Hinds County.

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