by Robin Kemp

Clayton County Police say a girl from Kansas is home with her family after a local man allegedly brought her here and sexually abused her.

Howard Leslie Graham, 32, of Riverdale, is being held without bond at the Clayton County Jail on charges of rape, sexual exploitation of children, interference with custody, and trafficking of persons for labor or servitude.

By law, Graham is considered innocent of all charges until and unless proven guilty in court. It is The Clayton Crescent’s editorial policy not to publish mugshots or perp walks of people who have not been convicted of charges against them, unless an immediate public safety emergency exists.

Police say Graham allegedly found the girl through the popular online kids’ game, Roblox.

CCPD staged a perp walk on Tuesday as part of a social media announcement, then held a formal press conference today. Viewers taunted the suspect in the comments feature.

More to come.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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