Toddler gets drunk on gin and iced tea; stepfather charged

June 16th, 2010 by

ERLANGER – A 23-year-old Crescent Springs man was arrested after his 2-year-old stepdaughter was rushed to the hospital passed out drunk.

Raymond Jackson is charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a felony punishable by five years to 10 years in prison. He has been held at the Kenton County jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond since his arrest on Saturday.

A preliminary hearing in the case is set for June 1 in Kenton District Court. A public defender was appointed for Jackson.

Jackson allowed, and encouraged, the 2-year-old to drink a cocktail of gin and iced tea, according to court records. The child’s blood-alcohol lever was 0.250, more than three times the minimum for a driver to be presumed impaired under Kentucky law.

Jackson was home in an apartment on Woodhill Court Saturday taking care of his 6-month-old son and stepdaughter when the girl drank the alcohol, according to court records. Investigators said Jackson was also drinking.

Authorities were alerted after Jackson and his wife, Amanda Jackson, showed up at St. Elizabeth Edgewood hospital on Saturday with the unresponsive girl. The stepdaughter was rushed to Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and treated for alcohol poisoning. Authorities did not release her condition on Monday.

Amanda Jackson was granted an emergency custody of the children on Monday, according to court records.

A restraining order has also been issued. Jackson is to have no contact with his wife or the children in the event he posts bail.

Amanda Jackson claimed in petitions to get the retraining order and custody of the children that the 2-year-old also had fractured ribs and bruising on the head.

3 Responses

  1. M

    lets hope she does not let this POS aorund the children when he gets out because “she loves him”

  2. M


  3. Jay

    der der der

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