A Shreveport man was found guilty Thursday, April 11, in Caddo District Court, of sex crimes committed against a minor child over the course of several years.


The 10-woman, two-man jury in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court deliberated more then three hours before returning a responsive verdict of guilty of third-degree rape against Rory Chevalier Pipkin, 35.


From January 2017 through early June 2019, Pipkin lived with his girlfriend and her minor daughter in an apartment in Shreveport. Pipkin would be left alone to watch the minor child when the girlfriend would go to work, during which intervals Pipkin forced the child into sex acts. During a summer vacation away from Pipkin, the child told her grandmother what was happening to her.  Shreveport police investigated the case and the child was examined at the Gingerbread House and the CARA Center, leading to Pipkin’s arrest.


Jurors heard from the victim, her grandmother, experts in the field of child abuse pediatrics and forensic examination, the Gingerbread House examiner and the case detective.


When Pipkin returns to court May 14, 2024, he faces up to 25 years at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. He also must register as a sex offender for life upon his release from prison.  However, the defendant is subject to enhanced penalties as a habitual offender, which prosecutors plan to pursue.


Assistant District Attorneys Courtney N. Ray and Kendra Joseph prosecuted for the state. Pipkin was defended by Casey Simpson, Harry Johnson and Hilary Hileman.

The case was docket No. 386967.