MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A jury reportedly took less than an hour to convict a man of a 2019 rape, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.
The DA’s office says Frederick Leon Peat, 43, was convicted Wednesday of aggravated rape after a three-day trial.
Peat is accused of attacking a 50-year-old woman at an apartment near Georgia Avenue and South 4th Street on April 24, 2019.
The victim reportedly told investigators the attacker approached her with a gun in his pocket, forced her to go to a location behind the apartments and raped her on a mattress.
The DA’s office says Peat’s DNA matched a sample collected from the sexual assault kit. The victim reportedly later identified him in a photo spread.
The DA’s office says Peat will be sentenced November 15.