Louisiana man convicted in 1998 Memphis rape

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A registered sex offender from Louisiana was convicted  of raping a woman at gunpoint in Memphis in 1998, thanks to a sexual assault kit processed 16 years later.

A Memphis jury found Terrell Jackson, 44, guilty of aggravated rape Thursday, District Attorney Amy Weirich’s office said. Jackson had moved to New Orleans but was on the sex offender registry there because of a previous conviction in Tennessee.

According to prosecutors, the incident happened Nov. 9, 1998, when a 22-year-old woman was attacked as she was entering her apartment in the 4300 block of Knight Arnold. She said the man forced her into the apartment, covered her head with a blanket and raped her.

Jackson was linked to the crime by evidence in a sexual assault kit that was processed in November 2014.

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