Whitehaven man accused of trying to rape 14-year-old out walking a dog

Eric Brooks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was arrested after he allegedly tried to rape a 14-year-old who was out walking her dog in Whitehaven.

According to police, the teenager was walking in the area of East Holmes and Tulane Road when 45-year-old Eric Brooks approached her. The man offered her $50 if she would have sex with him.

When the victim refused, she said the man forced her to the side of a house and pulled down both their pants. The victim was able to fight off her attacker and ran back to a nearby home where she was staying for help.

Brooks was arrested a short time later. He was charged with sexual battery, attempted aggravated statutory rape, indecent exposure and solicitation of a minor.

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