Four charged in alleged rape, sodomy

Published 9:57pm Thursday, September 20, 2012

Officials with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s office and the Dallas County School System are still investigating the alleged rape and sodomy of a Southside High School student Tuesday by four other Southside High students.

According to District Attorney Michael Jackson, the reported rape took place Tuesday during school hours — specifically during fourth block — in what is called the school’s old gymnasium.

“I honestly don’t want to provide too many details about what happened, but the victim was transported to Vaughan, where she was treated for injuries and a rape kit was performed,” Jackson said. “We are continuing to investigate what happened, working with school officials and the sheriff’s department.”

Jackson said following the alleged rape, which took place between 11:40 a.m. and 1:38 p.m. — the time of fourth block at Southside — the victim reportedly told some other students, who then reported the incident to Southside principal Clarence Jackson. He then called the authorities.

District Attorney Jackson said deputies were able to arrest three of the four suspects Wednesday, while the fourth turned himself in to authorities Thursday.

All four suspects are under the age of 18, but three of them are being charged as adults, Jackson said, since the charges of first degree rape and first degree sodomy are considered Class A felonies.

Joe Jackson, Jahkeim Oliver and Quindarious Green, all 16, are currently being held in the Dallas County Jail under $200,000 bond each. The fourth suspect, a 14-year-old male, is being charged as a juvenile and authorities are not releasing his name.

The three being charged as adults will likely be arraigned in district court Monday.

Principal Jackson refused any comment, directing questions to the superintendent’s office.

“First of all, it is a tragic situation and we are working with authorities to address the situation and we are also conducting an investigation,” said Dallas County superintendent of education Fannie Major-McKenzie. “Once our investigation is complete, we will be making recommendations to the board as it relates to any disciplinary actions.

McKenzie said she could not talk specifically about the incident or what disciplinary actions may be taken against those charged in the case.

Investigators with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department were not available Thursday and a call to Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman was not returned.

Ashley Johnson, staff writer, contributed to this story. 

  • christopherpettway

    WE should be praying that the victim and their family are continuing to be strong. God will strengthen you only if you call on him.

  • popdukes12

    Boys and girls left together and unsupervised won’t work. I smell a lawsuit coming. pops

    • bamagirl33

      The people involved in this horrible situation may not have been left alone. It could be that she was held against her will during the change of classes, and this went on during 4th block. How sad,that a young female must carry this with her for the rest of her life because of four low lifes. My heart goes out to this young girl, and prayers as well.

  • Bama

    Shocking.. Sad.

  • Tim Reeves

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Please refrain from any comments that might lead to identifying the victim in this case.

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