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Woman not convicted of sexual abuse

An article in last week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle, headlined “Couple convicted of sexually abusing girl, 7,” reported that a Letcher Circuit Court jury found a Deane couple guilty of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl after a three-day trial that ended July 16.

Carroll Paul Jackson, 30, of 60 Candle Drive, Deane, was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse. Susan Jackson, 28, was found guilty only of tampering with a witness after she tried to persuade the child to withhold testimony or falsely testify that the incidents involving Carroll Paul Jackson did not occur.

Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison Banks said a complicity to sexual abuse charge against Susan Jackson was dismissed because her crime occurred after the sexual abuse of the child occurred.

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