Center Worker To Be Tried for Rape
Jackson Said to Accost 17-Year-Old Girl
An employee at the Oklahoma City Community Intervention Center has been ordered to trial on a charge of raping a 17-year-old girl.
Cornelius Deontay Jackson, 24, of Oklahoma City, is charged with one count of second-degree rape and one count of sexual battery.
Prosecutors allege the offenses occurred early Sept. 3 at the center, which houses juvenile offenders. The center is at 201 NE 50th St.
Last week, , Oklahoma County Special Judge Lisa Hammond found enough evidence to send Mr. Jackson to trial.
Mr. Jackson has pleaded not guilty.
The girl, now 18, testified for prosecutors Tuesday of last week and said Edmond police arrested her early that morning for public intoxication.
She told the judge police took her to the Community Intervention Center instead of the Edmond Jail.
The 17-year-old girl said Mr. Jackson was one of two employees staffing the facility that morning.
She testified that after she was booked in, Mr. Jackson took her to a storage closet to get a pillow and blanket.
The girl told the judge that while in the closet, Mr. Jackson first sexually assaulted her by grabbing her breast.
She said she didn’t say anything.
The 17-year-old girl testified Mr. Jackson then took her to the main holding area, where no other juveniles were being held at the time.
Mr. Jackson was “flirtatious” toward her and began showing her photos on his cellphone, she said.
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