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USVI boxer facing 15 years for rape, child porn

April 19th, 2019 | Tags: Glen Dratte USVI John A. Jackso rape
A federal grand jury yesterday, Thursday, April 18, 2019, returned a ten-count indictment against professional boxer John A. Jackson, 30 of St. Thomas, charging him with two counts of production of child pornography. Photo: VI Consortium
VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMILE, St. Thomas, USVI - A federal Grand Jury yesterday Thursday, April 18, 2019, returned a ten-count indictment against professional boxer John A. Jackson, 30 of St. Thomas, charging him with two counts of production of child pornography.

Further, he was charged with three counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, one count of first-degree rape and three counts of second-degree aggravated rape, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert has announced.

The indictment stems from Mr Jackson allegedly engaging in sexual activity and then producing images of his sexual encounter with a 15-year-old female minor. Under federal law, Mr 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.

Attorney Shappert reminded 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.

Mr Jackson is a well-known boxer in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and comes from a prominent family in St. Thomas.

In August 2015, he won an important bout against Dennis Laurente of Manila in the opener of a two-match super welterweight tournament. All three judges scored the fight 100-89. In July 2016, however, Mr Jackson was knocked out in the eighth round during a boxing match with opponent Jermell Charlo.

3 Responses to “USVI boxer facing 15 years for rape, child porn”

  • rock city (19/04/2019, 19:10) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is so sad
  • NezRez (19/04/2019, 20:37) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply

    So he boxes big strong men, but can’t handle a grown woman and turns on children for sex. He’s a weak pedophile who wants to pretend he’s a tough guy boxing. What a sick $%^&.

  • Sick (20/04/2019, 08:14) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sick dude I tell you .


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