Popular Concordia Lutheran Player Charged with Rape

A former standout football player, Tariq Jackson, at Concordia Lutheran High School has been charged with raping a girl as she tried to end a relationship with him.

Tariq Jackson Charged with Rape
Tariq Jackson Charged with Rape

Jackson, 18, is facing felony charges of rape and sexual battery in Allen Superior Court after a girl reported that Jackson, who is her boyfriend, had sexually assaulted her.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the girl said that she went to Jackson’s home to break up with him on January 10. When she arrived, the pair went inside Jackson’s bedroom to talk and Jackson repeatedly told the girl he wanted to have sex with her, and the girl said she shot down, the incident report said.

At that point, the victim said Jackson got a condom, removed his clothing and hers and pulled her to the edge of the bed. The victim said Jackson then held her down and he raped her while she keeps telling him to stop, according to the police report.

The victim told an investigator that “her body went limp and that she did not do anything at that point,” the affidavit said.

Afterward, the victim said Jackson gave her a tissue and told her to clean herself up in the bathroom.

Tariq Jackson Charged with Rape Mugshot
Tariq Jackson Charged with Rape Mugshot

A sexual assault test was done on the girl and on her clothing to gather evidence, the affidavit said. Jackson refused to talk to the police about the incident since hiring a lawyer.

Jackson was a popular athlete at Concordia Lutheran High School. At 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds, he anchored both the offensive and defensive lines for the Cadets football team. In late April, alongside his twin brother, he signed on to play football and lacrosse at Anderson University.

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