Rape, Strangulation, And Battery Charges Filed Against Winona Man

A Winona Lake man is facing three felony charges after allegedly raping and strangling his victim.

Johnnie James Walter Jackson II, 20, of 1202 Wooster Road, apt. 88, Winona Lake, is charged with rape, a Level 3 felony; strangulation, a Level 6 felony; and battery with moderate bodily injury, a Level 6 felony.

He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 1:47 a.m. Saturday. Bond is $21,000. A no-contact order was established between Jackson and the victim.

Johnnie Jackson II (Photo Provided/Kosciusko County Jail)

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Monday, on Friday, Warsaw police responded to an alleged rape. When police arrived at the location, the victim was waiting.

The victim – whose gender was not identified in court documents – stated that earlier in the day, they met up with Jackson during the victim’s lunch break. The victim stated Jackson expressed a romantic interest in them, but the victim told Jackson they were in a relationship with someone else.

According to the affidavit, the victim stated during their meeting, Jackson forced the victim to have sex. The victim also stated Jackson threw the victim to the ground and hit the victim’s head several times and strangled the victim with an item of clothing. The victim stated they told Jackson “no” and to stop.

According to the affidavit, the police noted several abrasions and injuries on the victim.

Jackson also called dispatch and said he needed to speak to law enforcement.

According to court records, Jackson said he was attacked by two people who struck him in the head and he blacked out. Jackson was medically cleared at the hospital, and, according to court documents, medical personnel said he didn’t have any sign of being struck on the head.

Jackson agreed to speak with police and allegedly admitted to forcibly having sex with the victim against the victim’s will. He said he heard the victim say no, but he lost control and something in his head told him to do it, according to court records.