Man, 53, accused of raping, molesting juvenile over a period of years _lowres

Tommy Atkins

A Baton Rouge man was booked Thursday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile, sexual battery and oral sexual battery for acts over several years, beginning when the victim was 11 or 12, police said.

The attacks by Tommy Atkins, 53, began sometime between 2009 and 2011 at City-Brooks Community Park and in Atkins’ vehicle at different locations near his residence, as well as in his home, until 2014, the police report says.

The victim, now 17, told a counselor at her school about the attacks, and the state Department of Children and Family Services, in turn, alerted police, the report says.