Baton Rouge man arrested and charged with sexual battery of a juvenile

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An East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office investigation lead to the arrest of a Baton Rouge man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Johnathan Jackson, 28, was arrested and charged with felony sexual battery, oral sexual battery both for incidents involving a juvenile for an occurrence that took place on Nov. 14, 2018.

On Nov. 15, 2018 investigators spoke to the mother and victim at their home. The mother stated her daughter told her that Jackson had touched her inappropriately without consent. According to the mother, Jackson the boyfriend of her granddaughter. The mother told investigators that she confronted Jackson, who denied the incident. The mother was able to provide a name and date of birth, which allowed authorities to make a positive identification of Jackson.

As a part of the investigation, the 14-year-old victim was interviewed by the Baton Rouge Child Advocacy Center. During the interview the victim said that when she was in her brothers bedroom on the night of Nov. 14, Jackson fondled her through her clothes. The victim remembered Johnson telling her, “you won’t tell anyone,” and, “I’ll give you money.” Jackson was said to be masturbating in full view of the victim. The victim said that later in the kitchen area of the home, Johnson fondled her under her clothes, but stopped when she moved his hands away and Johnson’s girlfriend entered the room.

The Baton Rouge Child Advocacy Center conducted a full forensic interview and assessment with the victim. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was granted a warrant for Jackson’s arrest, and he was arrested and charged.

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