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Ex-Norwood man sentenced to 165 months for sex crime with minor

Posted at 6:58 PM, Feb 28, 2018

CINCINNATI -- A federal judge sentenced a former Norwood resident Wednesday to more than 13 years in prison for sexual activity with a minor.

Cody Lee Jackson, 22, was on home monitoring after pleading guilty to another crime when he lured the 14-year-old victim to his apartment for sex, authorities said.

Jackson met the underage victim through social media in 2015. He would send a taxi to drive her to his apartment. There, they would engage in sexual activity and shoot videos and photos. 

Shortly after meeting, Jackson began changing the girl's passwords on her social media accounts. He would give her instructions about what she could and could not do. If she broke his rules, he would verbally and physically abuse her, authorities said. 

Jackson eventually impregnated the underage girl.

In July 2015, Jackson left Ohio but contacted the victim through social media. He told her to send him sexually explicit pictures and threatened her family if she failed to comply. He was arrested in Utah that October. 

Even after Jackson was arrested, he used other inmates' calling numbers to contact the victim and threaten to take away her child, to sue her and to take her father's home and car. 

"Jackson has used young girls for his own purposes, punishing his victims if they don’t do as he instructs," U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said in a written statement. "This illicit sexual conduct, paired with a seemingly complete disregard for the law, calls for the sentence he received today."

Jackson pleaded guilty last May to coercion and enticement of a minor. 

After Jackson's prison sentence, he will have a lifetime of supervised release.