A Caddo Parish jury on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, found a Shreveport man guilty of second-degree rape and molestation of a juvenile.
Rodriqus Ramone Harris, 31, was found guilty of the attacks on a 13-year-old female family member between July 4 and July 16, 2016. The six-man, six-woman jury deliberated a little under an hour before returning its unanimous verdict.
Harris, currently on parole for armed robbery, will return to appear before Caddo District Judge Katherine C. Dorroh November 14, 2017, for sentencing.
Normally he would face a sentence of five to 40 years for the rape conviction and five to 10 years for the molestation conviction. However, prosecutors intend to file a Habitual Offender Bill on him at that time. If that is successful, he faces sentences of 20 to 80 years for the rape and five to 20 years for the molestation conviction.
Harris was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Treneisha Jackson Hill and was defended by David McClatchey.