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Records: Alabama girl, 10, fought off attempted rapist

October 14, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old Alabama girl fought off a man trying to rape her by kicking him in the groin.

Citing a court affidavit, the Montgomery Advertiser reports 52-year-old Davin Turner Windham was charged Thursday with attempted rape and jailed. The affidavit says Windham tried pinning the girl down and pulling off her clothes while she and her sleeping brother were being watched by a family friend.

It says the girl told authorities she fought Windham and escaped. It says Windham told the girl during the struggle that what happened was a secret and she needed to keep quiet. It says he fled and hid.

Windham’s first name is also shown on some official records as Devin.

His connection to the girl is unclear, as is whether he has a lawyer.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com