Perquimans County couple charged with child abuse charges

PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Deputies in Perquimans County arrested and charged a couple with multiple counts of child abuse and accessory to sexual abuse.

Deputies say John and Nita Jackson were arrested last week and remain at the Albemarle District Jail with a bond of $400,000 for each. The couple is expected to be in court on Feb. 26.

These additional charges come almost a year after they were each charged with one count of child neglect.

Last year, John and Nita Jackson’s six sons were also charged with sexual abuse charges. Investigators say they raped a girl known to them from the time she was about 4 years old until she was nearly 15.

They say the boys lived with their parents at the time. All eight family members asked for a court appointed attorney back in May 2014.

10 On Your Side learned Wednesday all six brothers have since bonded out of jail.