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Thomas County girl raped at slumber party

November 13, 2006

Meigs-  A south Georgia man is charged with raping a teenage girl at a weekend slumber party. Now that man is jailed after the girl told her mother what happened in a letter.  

Twenty eight year old Derrick Cochran is charged with rape and aggravated assault. The 15-year old victim was staying the night at a friend's house in Meigs. Cochran is the friend's older brother. Investigators say Cochran got up in the middle of the night and forced the girl to have intercourse with him. Investigators say, because more children are being educated about these type of crimes, more crimes are being reported. 

"We think it's a better job of reporting. We encourage kids to report, they're now taught in school to report with good touches and bad touches, we just think it's a better job of reporting," said Inv. Tim Watkins, Thomas Co. Sheriff's Office. 

This isn't Cochran's first run-in with the Sheriff's office. Cochran's been convicted of burglary and drug charges dating back to when he was 14.

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