Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

Community Intervention Center employee arrested for allegedly raping teenager

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  An employee at the Community Intervention Center is facing charges after allegedly raping a teenager in custody.

On Tuesday, officers were called to the Community Intervention Center on an alleged sexual assault.

Earlier in the week, a teenager was taken into custody for public drunkenness and was dropped off at the center.

According to an arrest affidavit, the girl said she was raped by an employee while being held at the center.

"Yesterday, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of N.E. 50th in reference to a rape," said Sgt. Ashley Peters with Oklahoma City Police. "This is actually a detention facility for juveniles."

The victim told police 23-year-old Cornelius Jackson grabbed her breast while they were in a storage room getting supplies.

She also said that Jackson allegedly showed her naked pictures of himself on his cell phone.

The victim said she was awoken by Jackson, who took her back to the storage room where they had sex, according to the report.

"This took place within the detention center in a secluded area," Peters said.

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim did not resist Jackson or scream, because she didn’t think it would do any good, since they were in an empty building.

"[Young juveniles] become predatory, because young people are easier to seduce. They're easier to take advantage of," said Dr. Stewart Beasley, an area psychologist. "There are people who will take advantage of that weakness."

Jackson was arrested for second-degree rape.

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