Christopher Austen Jackson
Photo: Dawson County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Dawson County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff: Dawsonville man hit, kneed pregnant woman in front of their child

A 20-year-old man is accused of hitting and kneeing a pregnant woman in front of their child last week, authorities said.

Christopher Austen Jackson of Dawsonville faces seven charges in connection with the incident last Monday, according to a Dawson County Sheriff’s Office incident report obtained by AJC.com. 

Deputies responded to the house near Donald Moss Road just after 11:20 p.m., the report said. Sheriff Jeff Johnson said Jackson intentionally hit and kneed the pregnant victim in front of the child, whose age was not provided. The suspect and victim lived together, and the child who witnessed the alleged attack was theirs.

During the incident, Jackson also “physically restrained” the woman and prevented her from leaving the house, Johnson said.

The sheriff also said he was unable to release any information on a possible motive or what led up to the alleged attack, adding that it was because the case remains open and “the potential for re-victimization.” 

Jackson was arrested the following day and charged with three counts of battery against a female who is pregnant, two counts of simple battery against a female who is pregnant, one count of felony imprisonment and one count of child cruelty, Dawson County Jail records show. 

He has since been released on a $20,200 bond.

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