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Middlesboro police arrest local man on multiple sexual offense charges involving a juvenile

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

From Middlesboro Police Department -

Jerry Wayne Jackson - BCDC

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, Middlesboro Lt. Detective Barry Cowan arrested a Middlesboro man after a lengthy investigation into sexual offenses.

After the conclusion of a case involving a juvenile victim spanning over a three year period, Lt. Cowan has charged 54-year-old Jerry Wayne Jackson with:

(12) twelve counts of Rape - 1st degree - victim under 12 at the time,

(1) one count of Rape - 2nd degree - victim under the age of 14-years-old,

(2) counts of Sodomy - 1st degree - victim under 12 at the time,

(1) count of Sodomy - 2nd degree - victim under 12 at the time.

Jerry Jackson was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center and is expected to be arraigned soon.

All those reported by WRIL as being arrested are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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