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REGISTERED SEXUAL PREDATOR ARRESTED FOR RAPE

March 13, 2024


A 31-year-old sexual predator from Pomona Park who was recently released from prison was arrested and charged Monday with sexual assault on a person 18 years or older.

Kendrick Marclain, was released on Dec. 31, 2023 following a prison term for sexually assaulting a child under 12. On Jan. 8, he registered with the sheriff’s office as part of his status as a sexual predator and a notification was done through social media on Jan. 9.

On Feb. 3, the victim told deputies she was drinking with a family member and was intoxicated when she got into an argument and walked from a residence to Pomona Park. The victim said as she began walking an unknown man followed her. The victim called her mother at about 10:12 p.m. near Hill’s Hardware, but lost the connection. The victim said the man continued to follow her and made contact with her near Dollar General asking for a cigarette. The victim gave the man a cigarette, which they shared. As she went to leave, the victim said the man grabbed her neck, hitting her head on a wall. The victim told detectives she was raped and then the man tried to get her to go to his residence. At that time, the victim’s father, who was looking for the victim drove into the area and the victim was able to run away to the vehicle.

Detectives were able to view video surveillance from area cameras and saw a man following behind a person who matched the description of the victim. Forensic evidence on Monday identified Kendrick Marclain as the previously unknown attacker. Marclain was arrested and taken to the Putnam County Jail. He is being held without bond.

“This is a person who was given multiple opportunities to rehabilitate and he chooses not to,” Sheriff H.D. ‘Gator’ DeLoach said. “He fails to comply with his sexual predator designation and has returned to prison several times. Clearly this is someone who cannot function in society and now a member of our community has suffered an inexcusable, horrific trauma at his hands. There is no reason this person should ever be set free again to prey on others.”


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