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News Nearby: Convicted Rapist Charged for 1986 Cobb Rapes

DNA evidence in pair of old cases links man currently in state prison for another rape he committed in Marietta in 1988.

Police say DNA evidence links convicted rapist Antonio Brooks to two earlier rapes committed in Marietta more than 27 years ago. Courtesy Georgia Department of Corrections
Police say DNA evidence links convicted rapist Antonio Brooks to two earlier rapes committed in Marietta more than 27 years ago. Courtesy Georgia Department of Corrections
From the Marietta Police Department

The Marietta Police Department Detectives Division has solved two rape cases that occurred in September of 1986 thanks to DNA evidence that was collected at the scene of the initial crimes.

Warrants have been secured for Antonio L. Brooks, a 44-year-old male who is currently serving time at the Lee State Prison in Leesburg for a rape that occurred in Marietta in 1988.

Marietta Police Detectives were contacted in September of 2013 by a victim of rape which occurred in September of 1986. Detectives reviewed old case files and found two open cases during that time frame where DNA evidence was collected.

A review of the two open rape cases revealed that not only did the DNA match that of Antonio Brooks, but the methodology used in the 1988 rape conviction matched that of the two open cases as well.

Antonio Brooks is charged with Rape, Aggravated Assault and Burglary in one case and Rape and Burglary in the second case. All three incidents were committed within a quarter mile of each other.

Marietta Police Detectives are currently reviewing case files from that time frame to see if there are any additional open cases.

Anyone with information to these cases or any other related cases are asked to contact Detective Shannon Arrowood at 770-794-5371 or the Marietta Police Anonymous Tip Line at 770-794-6990.


Information in this report was supplied by the Marietta Police Department and edited for publication.

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