Jessica May Carpenter Charged with Statutory Rape

 The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating other potential victims and/or witnesses in the case involving the listed arrestee.  While investigating a case where alcohol was bought and given to a minor person, investigators determined further criminal conduct had occurred.  Subsequently, Carpenter was charged and arrested with the offense listed.  The investigation into this offense as well as other offenses is continuing.  Other witnesses and potential other victims may have not come forward.  Those persons are encouraged to contact Detective Andi Clayton at (828) 586-1392.  Potential victims may be minors who received alcohol from the suspect or are victims of sexual misconduct.

 STATUTORY RAPE or SEXUAL OFFENSE of a PERSON 13, 14, or 15 years old $100,000 secured Bond.

(Press Release from the office of Sheriff Jimmy Ashe)  

Jessica May Carpenter Arrest 12.16.13

Jessica May Carpenter

57 Aurora Lane

Sylva, North Carolina 28779

DOB, 04/05/1978