Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Daveon Lee Jackson - Repeat Sex Offender

A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged with raping a 15-year-old Lexington girl as she slept in her home.

Daveon Lee Jackson, 26, has been charged with first-degree rape for attacking the girl in her own bedroom. Police say the incident happened last week at the girl's home on Niagara Drive in Lexington. Police found out about the alleged attack when the girl's mother, who was an acquaintance of Jackson's who was helping him out, took her to UK Hospital.

"(The mother) was trying to help somebody out who was in a difficult situation and he took advantage of her generosity and this thing occurred," said Sgt. Jesse Harris of Lexington Police. "I'm sure she had no idea this was going to happen."

Jackson was convicted in 2004 and served time for raping another 15-year-old girl, which landed him on the sex offender registry.

If convicted in the latest incident, Jackson could face anywhere from 20 years to life in prison and a lifetime listing on the sex offender registry.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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