Utica man accused of sexually abusing children more than a decade ago

desmond jackson

A Utica man is under arrest, accused of raping two children in 2007.

According to Oneida County Sheriff's Deputies, Desmond Jackson sexually assaulted both children, who were under the age of 11. He was 19-years-old at the time.

Deputies said Jackson, now 30-years-old has been charged with rape in the first degree.

Both children involved have been offered counseling through the child advocacy center.

Jackson is being held in the Utica City Lockup, where he is waiting to be arraigned at the Oneida County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, and Jackson could still face additional charges.

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