A Shreveport man is headed to life behind bars for a sexual attack on a child. 26-year-old Jerald Dewayne Smith is found guilty of forcing an 11-year-old victim to perform oral and anal sex.

Smith is found guilty of first degree rape in District Judge Chris Victory's court. The seven-woman, five-man jury's verdict was unanimous.

In addition to the sexual attacks that occurred May 28, 2018, Smith also threatened the child with a handgun. DNA evidence considered by the jury also confirmed the assault.

Smith is due back in Judge Victory's court July 19 where he faces a mandatory sentence of life behind bars with no chance of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

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