John Jackson indicted for sexual offenses against a minor

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The 30-year-old fighter is being charged with first degree rape, among other offenses.

[CW: The following story includes reference to alleged incidents of sexual abuse involving an individual under the age of consent]

John Jackson, the 30-year-old fighter and son of 80s and 90s boxing star Julian Jackson, was indicted on 10 counts of sexual offenses against a minor last Thursday.

Here’s the full press release:

A federal Grand Jury today returned a ten count indictment against John Jackson, 30, of St. Thomas, charging him with two counts of production of child pornography, three counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, one count of rape first degree, and three counts of aggravated rape second degree, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

The indictment stems from Jackson allegedly engaging in sexual activity and then producing images of his sexual encounter with a fifteen year old female minor. Under federal law, Jackson faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

United States Attorney Shappert reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

John Jackson turned pro in 2009 and ran up a record of 13-0 before losing to Willie Nelson in 2012. He also was knocked out by Andy Lee in 2014 and Jermell Charlo in 2016. He last fought in April 2018, losing a five-round decision to Eric Walker as part of the “Contender” television series, with that episode airing in August. His career record is 21-4 (16 KO).

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