Killeen: Continuance granted in child sexual abuse trial

Waco Federal Building. (Photo by Julie Hays/file)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A Killeen man won a continuance in federal magistrate’s court on Tuesday that will allow him and his lawyers to prepare for trial on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske on Tuesday granted the motion for continuance for Dalton James Jackson, who faces trial on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child younger than 12-years-old, case file documents say.

Manske set re-arraignment for March 12 in his courtroom, then also set a jury selection and trial date of March 25 in U.S. District Judge Alan D Albright’s court, hearing records reflect.

He also ordered Jackson to remain in federal custody pending his trial.

A two-count indictment alleges that while Jackson was on the Fort Hood military reservation he enticed a girl younger than 12-years-old to have sex with him.

“Beginning on or about October 4, 2011, and continuing until on or about February 14, 2014, the exact dates unknown to the Grand Jury, at the Fort Hood Military Reservation, Dalton James Jackson did knowingly engage in a sexual act, and did attempt to engage in a sexual act, with another person, F.M., a minor, who at that time had not attained the age of 12 years,” the indictment says.