It’s not like we didn’t know this level of depravity exists in the world or anything. But wow.
This is Melvin Jackson. Mr. Jackson is now in jail. For raping a woman while she was passed out on a sidewalk.
But his excuse is the kicker.
Prosecutors have accused a 48-year-old man of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on a sidewalk in broad daylight Wednesday and later telling police, “I thought that lady was dead.”
Jackson County prosecutors charged Melvin L. Jackson of Kansas City with a felony count of sexual assault in connection with the 11:30 a.m. attack in the 3400 block of Troost Avenue.
The victim told police she felt lightheaded while walking, so she found a shady area and sat down. She later lost consciousness and awoke to a witness yelling, “Help her! Get up off of her!”
The victim said she didn’t remember being assaulted, but she noticed her underwear had been removed.
A witness flagged down a nearby police car, and an officer arrested Jackson, who was walking down the street with his pants unzipped, according to court records. When the officer asked Jackson about his pants, Jackson allegedly said he touched “a lady’s leg” and “I thought that lady was dead.”
And he’s still denying everything. Even though a witness told police that she saw Jackson forcing himself onto the passed out victim, his second excuse to police was “Did that lady say I did anything to her?”