A Caddo Parish man who represented himself on charges he raped a 6-year-old child in 2013 was sentenced to life in prison Monday, September 19, in Caddo District Court.

Anthony LeMarcus Larkins, 36, of Shreveport, heard the sentence imposed on him by District Judge Katherine Dorroh, who on September 8 found Larkins guilty in a ruling from the bench.

Availing himself of his rights under the Sixth Amendment, Larkins chose to represent himself and requested to be tried by the judge alone. On August 30, 2016, Dorroh heard testimony from the victim and his sister, who was an eyewitness to the attack. Larkins chose not to testify in his own defense at his trial.

Larkins was booked into Caddo Correctional Center in August 2013 on charges of aggravated rape, first-degree rape and molestation of a juvenile.

Jason Waltman was the prosecutor.

The sentence Dorroh imposed will place Larkins in prison for life without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.