CINCINNATI — Authorities say an Ohio man on an electronic monitor in a pending criminal case had a 14-year-old girl dropped off at his home by taxi, held her captive for months and raped her.
Officials say 20-year-old Cody Lee Jackson, of Norwood, was recently arrested in Utah, where he eventually fled after he was taken off electronic monitoring this summer.
Officers arrested Jackson when he tried to run away after giving a fake name during a routine drug task force stop at a bus station, according to Salt Lake City police.
Court records say that while Jackson was being monitored at his Ohio home, he met the girl on Facebook and started an online relationship. Jackson started having taxis sent to pick her up and drop him off at his apartment for sex, according to the records.
Things changed in March of 2014, according to the document. Jackson allegedly stopped allowing the girl to leave his apartment and became more controlling.
He created a series of rules that he would punish her physically for breaking, according to the affidavit. She wasn’t allowed to talk to other men, shower or use the bathroom without permission.
According to the affidavit, Jackson had a 20-year-old woman checking up on the girl, even taking her out of the apartment when monitoring officials came by to check on him.
After two months, the girl became pregnant, authorities say. After Jackson fled the state before his sentencing in August, the girl managed to escape with help from the landlord.
After fleeing to Utah the abuse didn’t end, according to court documents — Jackson allegedly contacted her several times by cellphone, threatening to kill her family if she didn’t send him sexually explicit photos of herself. He allegedly made her send the photos to him in Facebook messages.
He faces federal charges of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity and production of child pornography.
The charges were unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Ohio. He also faces state charges that include rape.
Court records don’t list an attorney for Jackson.