A man with a criminal history that includes prison time has been accused in Anoka County District Court of raping a woman in Anoka, then stealing money from her.
Shantez Lamont Jackson, 37, Minneapolis, was arraigned in court April 23 on a felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Bail was set at $20,000, a no contact order was issued and Jackson is due back in court May 23.
The afternoon of April 20, Anoka Police responded to an address on Lincoln Street where a woman, 29, told them that Jackson, with whom she had been involved in a romantic relationship for some three years – for two years of which he had been in prison – had forced her to have sex with him and stole her money, according to the complaint.
She alleged that Jackson had come over, wanted money and she said she had none, then he wanted to have sex and she said no.
At that point, Jackson allegedly physically pulled the woman into the bedroom by her arms, took off her clothes and raped her holding her down by her throat at times, even though she repeatedly told him to stop, prompting him to slap her three times on the face, and tried unsuccessfully to push him off her.
Before leaving the apartment, Jackson allegedly looked through the woman’s things for money and left with $120 plus the key to her apartment.
According to the complaint, the woman, who had bruising on her shoulders and upper arms, as well as scratches on her chest, told police she was having a lot of pain as a result of the sexual assault and she was taken to the hospital for a sexual assault examination, which showed multiple abrasions and tearing as well as bleeding.
When Jackson was located and arrested, he alleged in a statement that the sexual intercourse with the woman was consensual and that she had given him the money and key to the apartment.
He denied sexually assaulting the woman, alleging that she was just upset and he wanted to end things with her.
According to court records, Jackson was sentenced to 58 months in prison in 1994 after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter in Hennepin County District Court.
More recently he was sentenced to 30 months in prison in December 2010 on a felony terroristic threats conviction in Ramsey County District Court and 30 months in prison for a second-degree burglary conviction in Hennepin County District Court in January 2012 for an offense that occurred in 2010.
Peter Bodley is at firstname.lastname@example.org