County Attorney: 16-year-old rape suspect to be tried as adult - New York News

County Attorney: 16-year-old rape suspect to be tried as adult

Posted: Updated:
Police sketch of suspect; Danny Jackson Police sketch of suspect; Danny Jackson
Jackson walking into the 4th Avenue Jail Jackson walking into the 4th Avenue Jail
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

A 16-year-old male arrested in connection to two sexual assaults in Scottsdale will be tried as an adult, according to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Danny Jackson was escorted into the 4th Avenue Jail in shackles on Saturday. FOX 10 cameras were the only ones to capture the first look at the suspect.

A spokesperson for the County Attorney's Office said the teen will be charged as an adult.

He was booked on sexual assault, burglary and kidnapping charges in connection with two Scottsdale rape cases.

"We're positive this is the right guy," said Sgt. Mark Clark with Scottsdale Police Department.

Scottsdale police arrested Jackson at his Scottsdale apartment on Friday.

Investigators said he doesn't live at either of the apartment complexes where the sexual assaults happened, but near them.

Detectives said tips from the community, along with forensic evidence, identified the boy as the suspect.

"We have shown photo line-ups to witnesses and victims at least one picked him out identifying him," said Clark.

A Chaparral High School student known only as Gauge said Jackson is a classmate and at one time, played football.

He said Jackson was violent.

Gauge showed FOX 10 a video of who he says is Jackson, in a striped shirt, running through the middle of what is supposed to be a fight between two other kids and punching one of them, then taking off.

Gauge said Jackson can be seen later, pummeling another teen.

"You'd think you'd have at least some reason to fight someone but really he had zero reason. He would not know the kid's first name and he'd go up and swing at them," said Gauge.

Police are looking to see if Jackson could be connected with other crimes.

"There's no sexual assaults we've run across related to this, there are other crimes we're investigating this person could be responsible for," said Clark.

Scottsdale police say they searched Jackson's home yesterday and found more evidence. They said lab work is still being processed.

FOX 10 reached out to the school district for comment but have not heard back.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:10:50 GMT
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
  • NYC Denny's features $300 breakfast

    NYC Denny's features $300 breakfast

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:04:13 GMT
    Diner chain Denny's is opening it's first New York City location, complete with a big-city "deal".   How does a $300 breakfast sound?    The Denny's is located at the corner of Nassau and Spruce in Lower Manhattan's Financial District.  Along with its normal food you can get at just about any location in the rest of the country, this location will offer a Grand Slam breakfast with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne.
    Diner chain Denny's is opening it's first New York City location, complete with a big-city "deal".   How does a $300 breakfast sound?    The Denny's is located at the corner of Nassau and Spruce in Lower Manhattan's Financial District.  Along with its normal food you can get at just about any location in the rest of the country, this location will offer a Grand Slam breakfast with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne.
  • FDNY academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak

    FDNY academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:32:38 GMT
    FDNYFDNY
    The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said a specialized cleaning company will disinfect showers and other high-risk areas at the fire academy at Randall's Island over the Labor Day weekend.
    The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said a specialized cleaning company will disinfect showers and other high-risk areas at the fire academy at Randall's Island over the Labor Day weekend.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices