Douglas D. Jackson Found Guilty by Jury Trial
HAMMOND—United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Douglas D. Jackson, 26, of South Bend, Indiana, was found guilty on July 16, 2015, after four-day jury trial, of six counts of sex trafficking a minor and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Jackson transported a minor female to Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; and Grand Rapids, Michigan for purposes of prostitution in June, 2014. He was arrested in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 14, 2014 and charged with state offenses in Michigan. That state prosecution was dropped in favor of the Indiana federal prosecution when the investigation revealed that Jackson had transported the minor to other states from South Bend, Indiana.
Sentencing for Jackson is scheduled for October 22, 2015. The six counts of sex trafficking a minor each carry 10 year mandatory minimum sentences, and the firearm count is a five year mandatory minimum consecutive sentence. Any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of the federal sentencing statutes and federal sentencing guidelines.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Michigan State Police and the Wyoming Michigan Police. This trial was handled by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.