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Prison Time Reduced for Former Officer

(Indianapolis, IN) - A former Michigan City Police officer has had his prison sentence reduced.

In 2018, Thomas Jackson was given a 36-year sentence for having a sexual relationship with a mentally challenged woman in the Westville area.


The Indiana Supreme Court yesterday took nine years off that sentence. The high court ruled the sentence was too extreme for someone without a prior criminal history who is a low risk

to re-offend. 


Jackson was a police officer for 27-years. According to authorities, her parents allowed their daughter to be with Jackson who told them he was taking her out for ice cream and other activities. They were alone in Jackson’s van when confronted by a Westville officer at Prairie Meadow Park.

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