Police arrested 39-year-old Arthur Perkins just after eight this morning. Officers responded to an address in north Redding to investigate the assault report when they located Perkins, who was walking away from the home where the assault occurred.
The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police say they found evidence, Perkins tried to sodomize the girl before raping her. Perkins allegedly choked the girl, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone. Perkins was booked on suspicion of sodomy, rape, lewd acts on a child, criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and parole violations.