Defendant lured the victim to Metro Atlanta and sold her for sex to men along FIB
Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the RAPE, PIMPING, and TRAFFICKING A PERSON FOR SEXUAL SERVITUDE conviction, by a Fulton County Superior Court Jury, of 56-year-old CHRISTOPHER JACKSON.
About three months prior to September 9, 2017, Christopher Jackson met a 33-year-old woman on social media and began to have an online relationship with her. The woman believed she was in a serious romantic relationship with Jackson, and the two communicated frequently via text and social media. On September 9, 2017, Jackson invited the woman to visit him in Atlanta. The 33-year-old female agreed and traveled to Atlanta via bus. When she arrived, Jackson greeted her and called for a taxi cab, which the woman thought was strange because the defendant had promised to buy her a BMW and present her with the car upon arrival in Atlanta. Jackson asked the driver of the taxi to transport them to Fulton Industrial Boulevard. Jackson and the 33-year-old female exited the vehicle at a gas station along FIB, at which point, the defendant brandished a handgun which was lodged in the waistband of his pants. He then said to the female victim,
“You will need to kill someone or turn tricks to prove you are not the (police.)”
Jackson then threatened the victim and told her to start walking. As they approached the intersection of FIB and Frederick Drive, the defendant flagged down “johns” to pay for sexual services to be performed by the victim. Jackson forced the victim into an abandoned warehouse and the trucks of a number of men where she performed oral sex for cash. The “johns” paid the defendant $20 for the victim’s sexual services. This continued for several hours until Jackson and the victim were picked up by a friend of the defendant.
When Jackson and the victim arrived at his apartment along Godby Road, the defendant instructed her to take a shower. After she showered, Jackson told the victim to lie down in his bed while his gun sat underneath a pillow. While the victim was lying in his bed, the defendant pulled down her pants and inserted his penis into her vagina. After Jackson raped the female victim, the defendant left the bedroom and locked her in the room. The victim immediately contacted her friend and her mother who in turn called College Park Police. The victim was rescued by responding officers along the side of Godby Road after managing to escape the defendant’s apartment. Jackson was later arrested.
Jackson has an extensive criminal history which includes 40 arrests and (5) prior felony convictions including Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (Fulton-2000), False Imprisonment (Fulton-2000), Theft by Receiving (Cobb-2003), Theft by Taking (Fulton-2003), Aggravated Assault (Fulton-2012).
JACKSON was convicted of RAPE, TRAFFICKING A PERSON FOR SEXUAL SERVITUDE, KIDNAPPING, AGG. ASSAULT, PANDERING BY COMPULSION, PIMPING, and POSSESSION OF A FIREARM OR KNIFE DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY.
“These sex traffickers commit the most heinous crimes in our community. Everywhere we go people are complaining about sex traffickers. District Attorney Howard has instructed us to work with our partners and our community to rid ourselves of this problem and to clean up our streets.”
Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney
Human Trafficking Division
Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
Jackson was sentenced to
Life without the Possibility of Parole plus 75 Years.
Judge Emily Richardson of the Superior Court of Fulton County, presided over the case. Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Earnelle Winfrey, from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Division, led the prosecution of the case. She was assisted by Assistant District Attorney Shamma Iqbal, Senior Investigator Catherine Dillard, and Victim-Witness-Advocate Caresse Davis of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Investigator T. Reid of the College Park Police Department was the Lead Investigator in this case.