Cobb, 12, says ‘help me’ to his stepdad after he finds a naked burglar in his bed, DA says
A burglar is heading to jail for the next two decades after pleading guilty to burglary and assaulting a 12-year-old child in Cobb County.
Malik Antonio Rollins, 29, pleaded guilty earlier this week to burgling two houses and assaulting a young girl while she was inside one of them.
Prosecutors from the office of Cobb Judicial Circuit District Attorney Flynn Broady said Rollins broke into an apartment in Austell at 2 a.m. in February 2021.
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The victim reported waking up to the sound of his bedroom door opening and screaming, startling Rollins. He was able to get away with two electronic tablets.
The burglary was captured on a Ring camera and shared with police.
Hours later, Rollins entered a second home within walking distance of the first, prosecutors said.
When a man in this house woke up at 4 a.m., he found the patio door was open and his son’s game console was missing. He then noticed a light on in his children’s bedroom and found a partially naked Rollins in bed with his then 12-year-old stepdaughter.
The sixth grader said “help me” to his stepfather who ran to the kitchen to grab a knife and get Rollins out of his house.
The girl was taken to hospital where she told investigators she had been sodomized and sexually assaulted.
Police were able to use the tracking features on the stolen tablets that Rollins had failed to disable to track him to another apartment in the same complex as the first burglary victim.
Rollins’ mother answered the door and confirmed that he was the man in the video. Investigators found the stolen items inside.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, one count of aggravated pedophilia and two counts of child molestation. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole followed by an additional 20 years of probation. Rollins will have to register as a sex offender.
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