Former North Side HS Instructor Arrested on Child Seduction Charges

By Scott Sarvay

June 13, 2012 Updated Jun 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A Fort Wayne man who taught career classes at a local high school has been arrested on charges child seduction of three students.

Damion Jackson, 33, has been charged with eight felony counts of child seduction, felony child exploitation and two misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Jackson was an employee of WorkONE Northeast, working at North Side High School as a Jobs For America's Graduates instructor.

In January, Fort Wayne Community Schools banned Jackson from all district properties when FWCS officials learned of allegations that Jackson took female students to a hotel, and provided alcohol.

INC's partner in news, The Journal Gazette, quotes court documents saying Jackson had sex with two female students, and inappropriately touched a third. All three students were between 16 and 17 years of age.

Jobs For America's Graduates is a mentor program that operates out of high schools across the country, preparing students for life after high school. JAG classes are also offered at Huntington North, New Haven, Northrop, Snider, South Side and Wayne high schools in Northeast Indiana.

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