A College Park man with a lengthy rap sheet will spend the rest of his life in prison for trafficking a woman he met online for sex.
Christopher Jackson, 56, was arrested two years ago after a woman escaped his apartment and told police Jackson raped her and forced her to have sex with other men for money.
He was convicted on a host of charges, including rape, trafficking a person for sexual servitude, kidnapping, aggravated assault, pandering by compulsion, pimping, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday in a news release.
Jackson, who had five previous felony convictions in Fulton and Cobb counties, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 75 years.
Prosecutors said Jackson met the 33-year-old woman online in the summer of 2017 and led her to believe they were in a serious romantic relationship.
Shortly after taking a bus to Atlanta, she was forced to perform oral sex on strangers in a warehouse on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, authorities said.
Jackson promised to buy the woman a BMW if she came to Atlanta that September, but he picked her up from the bus station in a taxi instead. He then brandished a handgun and told her she needed to either “kill someone or turn tricks” to prove she wasn’t a cop, prosecutors said.
The woman was made to flag down “johns” driving on Fulton Industrial and perform oral sex for $20, authorities said. Jackson then took the woman back to his apartment and raped her, prosecutors said. When he was done, he locked her in the bedroom.
Jackson was arrested after the woman escaped and flagged down a College Park police officer on the side of Godby Road.
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