Hung jury for ex-Michigan City cop accused of raping mentally-handicapped woman

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(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Jail)

It’s a hung jury in the trial of a former Michigan City officer accused of raping a 25-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a young child.

54-year-old Thomas Jackson was acquitted of one of the four rape charges he was facing, but the jury couldn’t come to a unanimous decision on the three other rape charges after five hours of deliberation.

As a result, Jackson will be back in court on April 26 to learn his new trial date. he’s accused of raping a 25-year-old woman who has a reported I-Q of 48.

He now faces three level four felonies of raping a victim that is mentally disabled or deficient. He faces a maximum of 36 years in prison.

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