Sex offender given life sentence

LIVINGSTON — A 34-year-old Corrigan man was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child last week and was sentenced to life in prison.

A Polk County jury found Jeremy Antawain Jackson guilty during a trial before 411th District Court Judge Kaycee Jones. The now six-year-old victim testified before the jury regarding the sexual assault.

Kirsti Reese, a therapist with Polk County’s child advocacy center Childrenz Haven, testified the victim was receiving therapy from her through that organization. Ms. Reese identified a picture the victim had drawn during a recent therapy session that depicted what had happened to her during the sexual assault. The victim then explained to the jury what was depicted in her drawing.

Jackson must serve 30 years before he is eligible for parole.

At the time of the sexual assault, Jackson was on community supervision for the offense of evading arrest with a motor vehicle. The judge revoked that community supervision and sentenced Jackson to the maximum of 10 years for that offense. The sentences will run concurrently.