Man charged with raping girlfriend's daughter Police say victim's stepfather raped her 3 years ago


A 44-year-old man surrendered to police last night on charges of raping the 12-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, city police said today.

The victim also was raped three years ago by her stepfather, police were told.

Police spokesman Sam Ringgold said Nathaniel James Jackson was being held on $100,000 bail today after he came in to the Western District police station about 10:40 p.m.

The suspect was scheduled to have a bail review hearing before a district court judge later today.

Mr. Jackson had been charged in a warrant with raping the girl about 7:30 a.m. Thursday in a second-floor bedroom of a house on North Carrollton Ave. in West Baltimore. Mr. Jackson and the mother lived together for two years, she told police. He also was charged with child abuse and battery.

The mother -- who was not being identified to protect the privacy of the victim -- said her young son came to tell her that his sister was being attacked in the bedroom. She ran upstairs, kicked in the bedroom door and found her daughter attempting to run into a closet.

The man ran from the house.

The 12-year-old was treated at University of Maryland Medical Center.

Police said the suspect, a stock handler at a local meat wholesale business, knew the mother for about a year before the two took up residence together.

After the attack on the girl three years ago, the stepfather was convicted of child abuse and the victim underwent counseling for several months.

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