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Vancouver man faces rape of a child allegations in case with 14-year-old girl

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: April 7, 2023, 1:55pm

A 20-year-old Vancouver man is facing multiple child sex abuse charges after investigators say he began a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

O’Shay R. Jackson appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on a summons for three counts each of third-degree rape of a child and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and one count of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Judge Suzan Clark set Jackson’s bail at $25,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned April 19.

Vancouver police responded Jan. 14 to an apartment complex in Vancouver’s Ellsworth Springs neighborhood. A woman reported Jackson had sexual contact with her 14-year-old daughter, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The complex’s property manager showed officers security footage from two days prior of the pair going to and from the sauna area. They could be seen adjusting their clothing when they left, court records state.

During a Jan. 25 interview, investigators said the girl told them she met Jackson at a Vancouver grocery store, where he works. She said he gave her his number, and they began texting in a friendly way at first. Later, the conversation became sexual, and they eventually met up at the apartment complex, according to the affidavit.

She told officers she had sexual contact with him multiple times, and she knew she was not of age to do so. She said they both told each other how old they were, court records state.

Upon a search of the girl’s phone, investigators saw numerous texts between the two. In the messages, they discussed their sexual contact and plans to meet again. The two exchanged sexually explicit photos, and the affidavit states Jackson asked the girl for more sexually explicit photos from her underage friends.

The girl told officers she never sent him any photos of anyone else. She said she sent photos of herself because she felt forced to, according to court records.