6 Brothers Charged With Sexual Assault of Sister While Parents Looked On

This is one of the most sick and twisted stories of incest and abuse that I've heard in a while. Six brothers from a small county in North Carolina have been charged with the sexual assault of their little sister, 16, who allegedly endured their abuse from the time she was four until she was almost 15.

Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley said he was "disgusted" by the situation, and by that I'm sure he meant throw up in my mouth and weep for humanity appalled. He also said he blamed the parents. "It's your responsibility as a parent to teach [your children] right and wrong," he said. "When you see a child doing something that is totally wrong and you don't correct them, then the child thinks it's OK."

All six brothers purportedly participated in the alleged abuse, which ranges from rape to sexual assault. Aaron Jackson, 19, Benjamin Jackson, also 19, Nathaniel Jackson, 21, Mathew Jackson, 23, Jon Jackson, 25, and Eric Jackson, 27, were arrested last week and are being held on $150,000 bond. Their parents, John Jackson, 65, and Nita Jackson, 54, were also charged with felony child abuse, as they were aware of the attacks yet did nothing to stop it.

Tilley said, "Part of the investigation revealed that, at one point, the mother observed some of this activity and never did anything about it."

The investigation into the reclusive, "bizarre" family began in December 2012, when Eric Jackson confided to his pastor about the abuse. Tilley said that the pastor told him, "You know, that's not a normal situation. That's not the way a normal family lives, you know, this is absolutely wrong and to do the right thing, you need to go and talk with the authorities."

"When he came in and told us that, our initial belief was that we probably wouldn't get far with this case. We probably knew we were gonna get some resistance because this family is, like I said, they're close-knit. They stay to themselves, you know, they didn't go to school, so they're not really out socially," Tilley said.

The father is described as being "anti-government" and "anti-schools." Sheriff Tilley said, "The children were home schooled with very limited education ... they were very private and the whole yard has a fence around it -- like a little compound. They're very different."

The authorities had two more of the brother confirm the allegations, but didn't have enough evidence to make an arrest. Before they could could speak to the girl, the family relocated. "Her parents refused to let us talk to her and [they] moved to Colorado," said Tilley.

The Department of Human Services in Colorado Springs was able to take custody of the victim, and in an eight-hour interview, the teen confirmed everything her brothers had confessed.

The brothers and parents were indicted by a grand jury in North Carolina in April, and are due in court May 19. The parents are not cooperating with the police, and are said to have fled back to Colorado after posting bond.

Talk about heartbreakingly tragic! This is one of those cases where it seems like the parents got off too easily. Those poor kids never had a shot! Even just the fact that they eventually got up the courage to talk to a pastor about it ... they likely didn't understand what they were doing for many years, due to a horrible, neglectful upbringing.

The sheriff said that even thought they were supposedly home-schooled, the oldest had trouble even writing his own name. Absolutely devastating for all of these siblings -- most especially for the girl, but even for the boys who may not have been consciously aware of what they were doing, and now have to live with what they did.


How much do you blame the parents in this case?


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Carme... Carmen8706

Holy shit on a stick.  HOW did these boys even get started doing this to begin with??  And what kind of sick freaks are the parents?  Good lord!


What the hell Jenny! So rapists get a semi skate from you because of their parents. Some things are normal for people NOT to do. Nothing but good wishes for the girl and piece of mind one day. It won't be a speedy recovery.

SRTmo... SRTmom6127

WoW and I thought my family were a bunch of F*ck heads, nope we're the Cleavers next to this sick $hit. How much do I blame the parents, well let me see this went on for 11 years since all of them were little kids,  dig deeper where did the then "boys" learn this behavior from? Inside the compound that they hardly ever are seen outside of.....most abusers are victims of abuse, does that give them a free pass? HELL NO! I think that all of them should burn in hell and that poor girl will hopefully get some help to hopefully know that this is not her fault. Best wishes to her.

nonmember avatar Missy

These young men knew what they were doing and they knew it was wrong...the oldest just had to feel disgusting enough to report it. They also werent as inept as you try to make them seem. They oldest has his own piano tuning business, Redeeming the Tune, pretty much all of them have FB accounts and seem quite articulate. These are relatively bright young men who chose to take advantage of a vulnerable little girl, point blank simple. Shame on them all.

nonmember avatar Erin

I completely Blame the parents they kept there Children locked in a jail cell basically no other human interaction but with each other the oldest son could barely write his name they didn't know what they where doing was wrong especially if the parents saw what they where doing and never said that it was wrong nor stopped it..... It's wrong on so many levels but how would they know it was wrong if they never left the house those poor babies

Anoth... AnotherKim

How much do you want to bet that "daddy dearest" was molesting her too? Those boys learned it from somewhere. I hope they get the shit kicked out of them in prison. Can't wait for the parents to be caught and thrown in prison, too. They allowed this to happen. They are as guilty as the boys! Go figure that "dad" is anti-government. Fucking freak!



This is real sad and my prayers go out to the 16 year old endure all this pain .I am glad she didn't get pregnant by her brothers who can you trust if you can't trust your own parents to the right thing by you.

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