Southfield man charged in May sex assault at Metro Airport parking garage

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — A Southfield man was charged Monday in the attempted sexual assault of an Ohio woman at a Detroit Metro Airport parking garage, officials said.

Raymond Anthony Jackson Jr., 32, was arraigned Monday in a district court in Romulus on charges of kidnapping and aggravated indecent exposure, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said.

Jackson

A judge set his bond at $10,000 and scheduled a probable cause hearing in the case against him for June 15.

If convicted, Jackson faces up to life in prison for the kidnapping charge and up to two years for the aggravated indecent exposure charge.

According to police, Jackson approached the 45-year-old victim at about 8:40 a.m. on May 14, 2022, at the airport's Blue Deck Parking Garage and led her to a vacant area where he attempted to sexually assault her.

Airport officials said in May they were investigating reports of two attempted sexual assaults at the garage, including one that happened on May 14.

"The alleged actions of this defendant once again show that we are not safe from sexual assault anywhere or any time," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. "I am not trying to be an alarmist, but we must stay focused and not let incidents like this ever be relegated to the back pages again. Prevention, education, and swift action by law enforcement are key."

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