LORAIN — Steven Jackson, one of the men police said was involved with the criminal gang MOB, “Money Over
B—–s” or “Members of Blood,” was indicted for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Police issued a search warrant in June to collect epithelial cells and saliva from Jackson, who officers learned had sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl.
The girl told police she had consensual sex with Jackson, who is now 20, and gave birth to his child in May. The girl said she had sexual intercourse with Jackson approximately 10 times between September and October 2011.
Police obtained a recorded jail call between Jackson and the girl from May 11 in which the girl said the baby had a lot of hair, and Jackson responded that the baby “got that from him.”
Jackson initially refused to take a DNA test, but police received a court order for the testing and confirmed the child was Jackson’s. Police said Jackson was more than four years older than the girl and over the age of 18 when the two had sex.
A second pre-trial for the case is set for 8:30 a.m. Monday at Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.
Jackson entered a plea of guilty to participation in a criminal gang, tampering with evidence, possession of drugs, obstructing official business and walking in roadway in August, and he is awaiting sentencing on those charges.
The Lorain Police Department conducted a gang sweep in May in an effort to deter crime in the city.
Jackson was one of the few men arrested who were considered to be “the most dangerous and influential members” of the gang.
Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.