Atlanta, GA – Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard, Jr. today announced the conviction of QUANTAVIUS SPEED,21, for raping a 5-year-old girl.

On December 1, 2015, the victim identified, QUANTAVIUS SPEED, as the individual responsible for sexually assaulting her.  The incidents occurred when the victim was between the ages of five and six years old.  The victim’s mother reported a suspected rape of her daughter to authorities at Hughes Spalding Hospital – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A witness disclosed during an interview with Atlanta Police detectives, a November 27, 2015 encounter in which she found QUANTAVIUS SPEED and the victim in the laundry room of the victim’s home.  QUANTAVIUS SPEED’S pants were unbuttoned, and the victim told the witness both her and QUANTAVIUS SPEED’S pants were down before the witness entered the room. When questioned by Georgia Center for Child Advocacy authorities, the victim provided a descriptive narrative of the sexual assault incidents. Over the course of a year, QUANTAVIUS SPEED repeatedly sexually assaulted the child by touching her genitals and engaged in sexual intercourse with her at least once as proven at trial.

On Friday, November 3, 2017, QUANTAVIUS SPEED was sentenced to 25 years to serve for Aggravated Child Molestation and five years for Child Molestation to run concurrent.  SPEED must remain on probation for the rest of his life and register as a sex offender.

“QUANTAVIUS SPEED repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped a defenseless child,” said Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard Jr.  “According to Georgia Prevent Child Abuse studies, hundreds of children are sexually abused by adults each year.  The most recent study completed in 2015 reported 927 child sex abuse victims in 2015. If you know of a child who is being sexually abused, I urge you to call the Georgia Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center at 1-855-422-4453. A report can be made 24 hours a day and seven days a week,” Paul Howard, Jr. added.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance Russell presided over this case. It was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys, Nicole D. Finnie and Andrea Avery with assistance from Investigators, Jamie Wallace and Donna Kimbrell of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Investigations Unit. Detective Storno of the Atlanta Police Department led the initial investigation.