Former Middle School Teacher in Macon Sentenced to 50 Years for Child Molestation

Former Middle School Teacher in Macon Sentenced to 50 Years for Child Molestation
Charles B. Jackson

On March 25, 2024, Charles B. Jackson, 55, pled Guilty in Bibb Superior Court to Child Molestation, Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes, and Sexual Contact by a Person in a Position of Trust (a first-degree felony), for incidents stemming from his 2022 contacts with a minor female.

At the time of Jackson’s inappropriate behavior with the juvenile victim, he was employed as a teacher at Ballard Hudson Middle School and was a JROTC instructor at the school.

During the plea hearing, Assistant District Attorney Breanna Foster from the Special Victims Unit presented facts showing that Jackson’s felonious conduct with his young victim occurred on multiple occasions at both the school and a local church. She noted his victim had previously been molested by her father (who was prosecuted in another jurisdiction), and Jackson took advantage of her vulnerability, while in a position of trust with her as a schoolteacher.

For his crimes Jackson was sentenced to 50 years, with the first 25 years to be served in prison. He will be required to be on Georgia’s Sex Offender Registry for the rest of his life.

“It is so tragic when an individual who fought for his country and afterward goes into a position of trust for young people becomes the community’s worst nightmare rather than a mentor. It is vitally important that anyone who has information about such nefarious activities come forward to report them so that we, collectively, put a stop to those who would do harm to our most vulnerable.” said District Attorney Anita R. Howard

The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office thanked the Crimes Against Children Division of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office for their investigation and assistance with the prosecution of the disturbing crime.