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Norwood fugitive indicted on child porn, sex crime charges

Cody Jackson (PHOTO: Hamilton County Jail) Cody Jackson (PHOTO: Hamilton County Jail)
NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) -

A grand jury indicted a local man who allegedly committed sex crimes with a minor while he was on an electronic monitoring device for previous charges, according to court documents.

Cody Lee Jackson, 20, is indicted on coercion and enticement, production of child porn and transfer of obscene matter to a minor, according to court documents. He was caught last month in Utah by federal authorities who said he was on the run

Jackson was facing abduction, kidnapping, and interference with custody charges after two females said they were held against their will in a Blue Ash hotel by Jackson in August of 2014, according to recently unsealed court documents. Jackson posted bond and was placed in an electronic monitoring device, documents show. 

Investigators say Jackson reached out to a 14-year-old girl on Facebook while he was on the monitoring device. Jackson would allegedly arrange for a taxi to pick up the girl in Mason and drive her to his apartment in Norwood where Jackson would commit sexual acts with her, the affidavit said.

The affidavit continues saying Jackson broke the girl's cell phone and gave her a flip phone to use. 

In March of this year, court documents show Jackson would not allow the juvenile to leave his apartment, unless it was with him, or at his discretion. Jackson presented the child with a set of "rules" that she would have to obey or she would be punished, the documents continued. Investigators say the mother of one of Jackson's children eventually stayed at his apartment. Jackson would order the 20-year-old woman to take the juvenile out of the apartment to avoid being detected by electronic monitoring authorities. 

On July 31, 2015, Jackson pleaded guilty to an interference with custody charge and the remaining charges were dropped in the earlier Blue Ash case. Investigators say Jackson was taken off the monitoring device and on that same day documents show he fled to South Carolina.

The woman and juvenile reached out to the apartment's landlord who drove them to meet the juvenile's brother, the affidavit shows. 

The child's grandparents purchased a bus ticket for the 20-year-old woman in exchange for electronic devices that showed Jackson's alleged physical abuse and evidence the juvenile's captivity, the affidavit continues.    

The affidavit also accuses Jackson of using his Facebook accounts to transfer child pornographic images.   

"If I would have known what was going on. I would have told on him. I would have had him locked up myself, because if someone had did that to my kid. I don't know what I would do,” said neighbor Tabitha Royce

Coercion and enticement to a minor in illegal sexual activity carries a minimum of 10 years and production of child pornography is a crime punishable by a range of 15-30 years, according to the U. S. Attorney's Office. 

As part of the indictment, Jackson must forfeit all property directly or indirectly, as a result of the offense, or used to commit or to facilitate the commission of such offense. 

He is set to make it to the SDOH by Nov. 13, according to a U.S. Department of Justice spokesperson.  It is unclear whether that is when he will be arriving in the Tri-State or if that will be his first court appearance.  

Norwood Police Department and the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office is also charging Jackson with rape, kidnapping, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and interference with custody.

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