Suspect Arraigned in Home Invasion Robberies

Suspect Arraigned in Home Invasion Robberies

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Justin Thomas Jackson has been arraigned on 14 felony charges in three home-invasion robberies and the court filings detailed allegations of aggravated sexual abuse and child kidnapping.

Jackson, 27, of Ogden was arraigned Wednesday in 2nd District Court on the charges stemming from the three robberies between April 26 and May 2, plus a new, April 2 case in which a car was broken into and credit cards were stolen from a purse.

Bail was set at $1 million and a scheduling hearing was set for May 18 before 2nd District Judge Ernie Jones.

According to a police affidavit filed with the charges, one victim was forced a victim to disrobe. She was groped and threatened with rape, it said.

In another case, the intruder came across a victim's young son and tied him up. He then went into the bathroom where the mother was showering, carried her to a bedroom and threatening to sexually assault her and her son if she didn't give him money, credit cards and personal identification numbers, according to the affidavit.

Previously police would only say all three female victims were punched and threatened with further violence if they didn't turn over cash, credit cards and personal identification numbers.

Police said Jackson has confessed to the home invasions in Sunset April 26 and South Ogden April 29 and May 2, giving himself up to police Sunday as police were hunting him.

Police said Jackson had been unemployed for several months and said he needed the money to survive.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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