Fiancé of guard charged with rape at ODU: ‘It can’t be true’

Posted at 11:30 PM, Apr 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-11 05:57:27-04

Norfolk, Va. - Michael Spearman is charged with rape. Old Dominion Police say the 29-year-old sexually assaulted a student while working as a security guard at the district apartment complex, just off campus.

It happened early Saturday morning, his fiance, Kirsten Jackson, the mother of his five children, does not believe what police are saying about her man.

"It can't be true. Why would somebody say that about a person who wouldn't hurt anyone? Jackson said.

The university isn't giving any details about what happened. Officials aren't saying where in the complex the rape occurred.

Just that it happened around 1:30 am Saturday.

"He's a great person," Jackson said. "Anybody who's ever met him you know he's sweet, he's charming, he's giving."

Spearman's family talked to Newschannel 3, because they say his mugshot doesn't show the whole picture. A father of five, charged with the rape of an ODU student, a case that's being investigated, and for Spearman's family praying for those answers is as tough as living without him.