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Friday, November 8, 2013
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Former Doctor at D.C. Jail Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
For Sexually Assaulting a Male Inmate in 2008
-Defendant Now Serving Prison Time For Similar Charges in Georgia-
WASHINGTON - Lewis Jackson, 37, of Atlanta, Ga., who formerly did contract work as a medical doctor at the District of Columbia Jail, was sentenced today to a five-year prison term on a felony charge stemming from a sexual assault of an inmate, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr.
Jackson, formerly of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in January 2013 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to one count of second-degree sexual abuse. He was sentenced by the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. Upon completion of his prison term, Jackson will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
According to the government’s factual proffer at the plea hearing, on Nov. 10, 2008, Jackson was working at the D.C. Jail as a medical doctor. The victim, then an inmate at the jail, was sexually assaulted by Jackson when he went to him for medical care. The victim immediately reported the matter to authorities at the D.C. Jail.
The government secured Jackson’s indictment last year after developing DNA evidence. Within weeks of Jackson’s indictment in the District of Columbia, he was indicted for similar crimes in federal court in Atlanta. In that case, Jackson pled guilty in November 2012 to federal charges stemming from the sexual abuse of three inmates at a federal penitentiary where Jackson had worked as a doctor. Jackson, who worked at the federal penitentiary from January 2011 through July 2012, admitted that he sexually abused the three inmates in October 2011. He has been sentenced to 25 months in prison for those crimes.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen praised the work of members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit. He also acknowledged the efforts of Paralegal Specialist Jason Manuel and Victim Advocate Tracey Hawkins. Finally, he commended the work of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Brooker, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sharon Donovan and Peter V. Taylor, who investigated and prosecuted this case.