Juneau man indicted on sex-assault charges

Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

A grand jury has indicted Rodney Jackson of Juneau on charges of sexually assaulting a 33-year-old woman on Sept. 20 in Lemon Creek.

The alleged victim, who knew Jackson, 36, told a law enforcement officer she was assaulted in a trailer in the Switzer area of Lemon Creek.

She said she was sleeping in the trailer at 4:22 a.m. when he walked into the trailer and awakened her. Jackson was inebriated and called her "a slut." Then, he allegedly digitally assaulted her. In an effort to fend him off, the woman gave Jackson a black eye and a bruised right hand, according to an affidavit filed by Assistant District Attorney Doug Gardner.

The Sept. 21 affidavit stated that the woman called police later that morning from the Glacier Cinemas area. The affidavit said when police officers arrived at the trailer, they found Jackson sitting on a couch, intoxicated and bruised. Jackson told the officers that he was "sorry" and used a profanity indicating that he had made a mistake, according to the affidavit.

On Tuesday, Juneau Superior Judge Patricia Collins set Jackson's trial date for 8:45 a.m. Oct. 6. He was indicted Friday on charges of sexual assault in the first degree and assault in the fourth degree, for recklessly and unlawfully causing physical injury.

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