Deering In Court

A teenager accused in the rape of a child will soon stand trial as an adult.

Thomas Deering was just 16 when he was arrested last Summer.

But, a Houston County Grand Jury indicted him as an adult for first degree rape.

Prosecutors claim Deering sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl in Ashford.

Deering was in court yesterday (Wednesday) trying to become certified as a youthful offender.

But, Judge Lawson Little denied the motion and set the case for trial next month.

Deering is being held in the Houston County Jail under a $200,000 bond.