My name is Rodriques Jackson,
In 2001 I engaged in a relationship with an adult who was also my girlfriend’s foster daughter. I owned a gun that was present in my apartment at the time. Our consensual relations began in the living room where she undressed, we then continued into my bedroom, and once in the bedroom I moved my gun from under my pillow to under my bed, and she must have seen it.
Once my girlfriend found out about our relations, the police were at my door saying I raped a girl at gunpoint. I DID NOT RAPE ANYONE, MUCH LESS AT GUNPOINT, OR UNDER THE THREAT OF A GUN.
The rape kit evidenced there was no DNA connected to me, no evidence of physical force, no marks, bruises, torn clothes, or anything.
I was never questioned or had a chance to tell my side of the story, until trial. She told her side of what took place in a written statement; In her own words she never said “no”, “stop”, or “your hurting me”. In the trial, her written statement was used to impeach her credibility, because, by the time she got done with the detectives, prosecutor, and victim’s impact panel, her whole story had changed. This is a credibility contest.
FAILURE TO INTRODUCE EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE
AND INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL
In the preliminary examination it not only came out that this was her third “rape” case, but when she was asked if I raped her under the threat of a gun, she testified "NO" which is proven in the transcripts. However, my grossly ineffective trial lawyer failed to introduce her preliminary transcript testimony into the trial court record and the judge and prosecutor did not allow the jury to hear those crucial pieces of evidence during the trial.
My trial lawyer also failed to convey the prosecution’s plea offer to me, which was for the gun only, because the prosecution did not want to try the rape case!!
After seven days of trial, the defense rested with a “consent defense”. My trial lawyer then abruptly leaves me during deliberations for a liver transplant, which left me in deliberation for three days without effective or retained counsel.
During the three days of deliberations I had four different stand-in lawyers that had no contact with my trial lawyer, were not familiar with my case, were neither part of my trial, nor his practice. They knew nothing about my case or the trial. Oakland county took advantage of what I did not know about the law, and their stand-in counsel did not care because this was not their case. When my trial lawyer abandoned me that alone was grounds for a mistrial.
During those three days, there were two hung juries; the jury asked questions about the gun, but instead of the judge instructing the jury to go back to the original jury instructions, he re-instructed them on his own forcing them to reach a verdict. Classic Railroad.
The jury exonerated me on the charges stemming from the living room where she had undressed before she went into the bedroom. However, they found me guilty of the acts in the bedroom, because I moved my gun from under my pillow to under my bed.
I have not filed my motion for post-conviction relief (6.500) yet because I really need someone to interview the alleged victim to expose the lies; unfortunately, I have neither the money nor resources to interview her and get the truth. Having the proper help and interviewing her will expose the falsehoods and lead to my exoneration. I have no previous criminal history and have never taken anything from anyone.
This case was neither properly handled nor properly investigated. With the right help, I could show the trickery and deceit Oakland county used to obtain this conviction.
I have now been incarcerated for over 17 years on lies. I’ve always maintained my innocence because I am innocent and our relations were consensual. I would be blessed and forever grateful for someone to take a good look at my case, and with the proper resources and help, it will be shown my innocence is crystal clear.
I DID NOT RAPE THIS GAL!!! PLEASE HELP!!!
All stated herein is true under penalties of perjury per Federal Law 28 USC 1746.
Please contact me by mail or email at the addresses below.
Rodriques Jackson #611957
13747 E. County Road 428
Newberry, MI 49868