Police Officer Charged With On-Duty Sex Crimes

A police officer in North Carolina's largest city has been charged with sexually assaulting two female motorists he pulled over with his squad car.

The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Marcus Jackson was arrested at police headquarters. The 25-year-old Jackson had been an officer since 2008.

The case began after a relative reported Monday that a 17-year-old girl said she was ordered into Jackson's car, driven to another site, and assaulted.

Jackson was charged with sexual battery, second-degree sex offense, extortion, kidnapping, indecent exposure and two counts of felonious restraint.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe says he encourages other potential victims to come forward.

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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jan 3, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    Uhm... interesting. Everyone is so busy having a fit about him being a bad *officer* that no one has said much sensible about what actually happened (allegedly). How about (if it happened), this is a bad man... or a bad human being? His career choice really doesn't dictate what kind of a human being he's capable of being. In the case of law enforcment, it SHOULD have some bearing but putting on a uniform of any sort does not transform someone from what they are. If he started off damaged, he's damaged. If indeed the accused is guilty, my sympathies to the victims and may you find justice and heal well.
  • by OpenCarry Location: Washington on Jan 1, 2010 at 10:34 PM
    The attorneys for these poor young women need to file Federal Civil Rights Violation suits against this "officer", and against his department, under Title 18, U.S.C., Sections 241, 242, and 14141. This "officer" deserves to be treated like the criminal he is by the legal system he was supposedly sworn to uphold. He is a disgrace to his badge, his department, and our fine State, and his actions reflect badly on all the good Law Enforcement Officers here in NC.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 02:09 PM
    Obviously there are some bad cops out there but the good cops outnumber the bad ones by a good majority. Only those of you who break the law and get caught think all cops are bad. I for one am greatful for the law enforcement officers protecting my family when I am deployed overseas. I guess you have to know what it is like to put your life on the line everyday in order to appreciate those that put their lives on the line to protect you and your family. I salute all those serving in uniform. Thank you, God bless and Happy New Year.
  • by edmundson Location: wilson on Jan 1, 2010 at 03:26 AM
    bad cops make good cops look bad it is a shame when a cop do that.protect us few bad cop in all city
  • by statetroopersfriend Location: wilson, nc on Jan 1, 2010 at 03:14 AM
    yes, there are bad cops out there, but ther are plenty of good ones. this cop, is a piece of poo.....his punishment should be to serve time in a general population unit in a prison near his home. a while in there and he would not try to accost women.
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:12 PM
    It is a shame that people who get busted for breaking the law (speeding, possession seem to be the common ones) get this impression that police are bad, and that is not fair. I have a couple speeding tickets under my belt, but I still respect the law. I know that I messed up, not that I was singled out, or treated unfairly. If you break the law and get caught you have nobody to blame but yourself. If you don't like the consequences, put forth a decent effort to not break the law. Not all laws are right, but most are there for the greater good of the majority of us. Most traffic and assault laws, for example. Also, I have heard as well that if you are being pulled over, as long as you violate no further laws, you can drive to a place of your choosing. Shopping centers work good, so does the police station. Calling ahead is a good idea though.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2009 at 09:57 PM
    To start with I think the court should and will handle the matter. And I thank (God) that there are people willing to protect us at thier cost.If this is true don't let one bad apple spoil the bunch.
  • by to the officer's wives on Dec 31, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    So just because they risk their lives(which they don't) then we should overlook the laws they are breaking. It is not fair to look down on people because they point out the bad judgement officers make. If they do the crime they must do the time. Everytime an officer break one of their laws they should get charged. And it should be put on their records.
  • by intheknow Location: easternnc on Dec 31, 2009 at 06:23 PM
    Too bad this happened in western NC. In eastern NC, his actions would have been a resume' enhancer, and the dirty cop would be made a county manager.
  • by another officers wife Location: Grimesland on Dec 31, 2009 at 06:14 PM
    To Officer's Wife: Nicely said. These officers are risking their lives every night to protect the very ones slamming them while they are tucked warm and safely in their beds at night, clueless of what is going on around them. Let them volunteer their loved ones to go out and put their lives on the line day after day for people who do not appreciate them. They might see things a little differently.

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