Redding Police Charge Parolee in Sexual Assault on Preteen

Arthur Lee Perkins

At 8:18 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, the Redding Police Department responded to an address in North Redding regarding a report of a sexual assault of an 11 year old female that had just occurred. Officers arrived and located Arthur Perkins, 39 years of age, of Redding, CA. He was walking from the scene of the sexual assault and detained by officers. He was subsequently arrested for a parole warrant, a felony probation warrant, and being in possession of methadone and a dagger.

The victim was transported and treated at a local hospital. Detectives completed numerous interviews of witnesses and the victim. Crime scene officers obtained evidence from the scene that supported the victim’s allegations.

The investigation revealed Arthur Perkins attempted to sodomize the victim before raping her. He choked the victim and threatened to kill her family and her with a knife if she told anyone. He actually held a knife to the victim’s throat while making the threats.

    Perkins is being held without bail at the Shasta County jail and faces the following charges:

  • sodomy by force upon child under 14 (286(C)F1 PC – 3, 6, or 8 years)
  • rape upon child under 14 (269 PC – 15 to life)
  • lewd and lascivious acts on a child by force (288(B)(1) PC – 5, 8, or 10 years)
  • criminal threats (422 PC – 1 year)
  • assault with a deadly weapon (245(A)(1) PC – 1, 2, 3, or 4 years)
  • carry concealed dirk or dagger (12020(A)(4) PC – 1 year)
  • possession of controled narcotic substance (11350(A) HS – 1 year)
  • review of probation (1203.3 PC)
  • violation of parole (3056 PC)

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Redding Police Department: (530) 225 – 4200.

-from press release

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