Perquimans Co. brothers accused of sexually abusing younger sister appear in court

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jul 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-31 17:16:26-04

Jon Marc Jackson and his parents, Jon and Nita walked into court in Perquimans County on Thursday to meet with the other five Jackson boys who were coming from jail.

The six Jackson brothers are charged with sexually abusing their younger sister for more than a decade.

Jon Marc is the only brother who has bonded out of jail at $75,000.

In court on Thursday, the District Attorney asked for the hearing to be continued. The DA plans to fly to Colorado to interview the victim.

The continuance is pushing back any plans defense attorneys had to adjust bond reductions – something the DA says was a possibility.

18-year-old Aaron Jackson’s attorney Daniel Donahue spoke with NewsChannel 3 about the delay.

“I think it's unfortunate. These kids... My client’s in on $150,000 bond and clearly can't make that bond. The family doesn't have any money, but it's an ongoing investigation so we really can't plan for our defense"

Donahue gave some insight as to how his client is doing behind bars.

“He is afraid. He doesn’t know what to expect. He’s very afraid,” he says. “It’s hard on him. And I’m sure it’s hard on everybody. This is a pretty tight family, big family, and of course it’s being destroyed slowly.”

But despite how hard the ordeal may be, neither the six brothers nor the parents have ever given an explanation.


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