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By Jason Stoogenke
CHARLOTTE - The former Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer who sexually assaulted several women was released from prison Friday.
Marcus Jackson stepped out of prison shortly before noon.
Jackson sexually assaulted six women while he was on duty and in uniform. He pleaded guilty in 2010, got credit for the nearly 21 months he spent behind bars leading up to his guilty plea, and was sentenced to an extra 18 months in state prison.
He spent that time in Pamlico Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison east of New Bern.
Within 20 minutes of his release, he appeared on the state’s sex offender registry. It listed everything from his tattoos to his address on Tuckaseegee Road.
No one was at home Friday afternoon. The next-door neighbor opened the door, but did not speak.
A few doors down, Danielle Boyd said she is worried about any sex offender living in the neighborhood.
“I’m a female. As me being a female, that kind of concerns me a lot,” she said.
According to the state’s sex offender handbook, offenders have to check in regularly and deputies with periodically check in on them. Jackson is not allowed to live near a school or day care center.
He is also barred from having a commercial driver’s license and may not start a Facebook page.
While he starts the new chapter in his life, some of his victims are still working on closure in their lives. They sued the city of Charlotte.
Most of the women have settled their lawsuits. Two of the women split $225,000; one woman received $350,000.
Two of the women have not settled, saying the city’s offer was too low. If an agreement is not reached, they are set to go to trial next year.