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Terrell County-- A Dawson man is charged with raping an 11-year-old girl just days after he was sentenced to jail for breaking his probation.
34-year-old Daran Lewis is a repeat offender with a long list of run-ins with law enforcement.
He was supposed to go to a detention center for violating his probation, but was instead put under house arrest. Investigators say three days later, he raped a young girl.
34-year-old Daran Lewis was released from prison in February, serving ten years for statutory rape. Now, he is in trouble for raping another young girl.
Early Saturday morning, the 11-year-old child was taken into these woods near her home on North Augusta Street. That's where Daran Lewis is accused of forcibly pinning her down and raping her."
Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens says, "and the record he has, I really don't think he should have been out." Daran Lewis has a file several inches thick, his earliest arrest dating back to the mid 1980's.
Bowen says, "Yes, as far back as 1986, as far as I can remember. And that's why I couldn't figure out why he was released you know."
On Wednesday, Daran Lewis was sentenced to 90 to 120 days in a detention center, like this one in Terrell County, for violating his probation when he beat up a man in March.
But, he wasn't immediately taken to the detention center. Bowens says, "I think after they heard the case he was released until they had bed space in the detention centers."
Superior Court Judge Joe Bishop put Lewis on house arrest at his sister's home in Parrott while Lewis was waiting to be placed in the detention center. On Saturday, investigators say he raped an 11-year-old girl in the woods on North Augusta Street in Dawson. Then, he fled the state, "Leon County had gotten the word from the Dawson Police Department that he was in the area. I guess someone in Dawson contacted the police and told them whereabouts in Florida he was."
Lewis was picked up in Tallahassee Monday. He will be transferred to Terrell County Thursday.
Daran Lewis is facing six charges, including incest, rape and aggravated sodomy. In the past, Lewis has been convicted for a multitude of crimes, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, and theft by taking.