A man convicted Friday, May 21, 2021 of forcing a child to perform oral sex on him faces life in prison after a Caddo Parish jury found him guilty as charged.

Broderick Dewayne Crawford, 38, was convicted of first-degree rape unanimously by the seven-man, five-woman jury in District Judge Chris Victory’s court. The jury determined that on or about July 21-22, 2019, Crawford forced his 11-year-old victim to perform oral sex on him.

Crawford was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kodie K. Smith and William Gaskins. He was defended by Michael Enright and Matthew Allen from the Caddo Public Defender’s office.

The mandatory sentence for first-degree rape is life imprisonment at hard labor without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Crawford will return to Judge Victory’s court June 21, 2021, for sentencing.