Nashville man charged with sexual battery on 13-year-old girl

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 13-year-old girl was transported to a Nashville hospital after her mother found her “physically helpless” in the bed of a 27-year-old man who admitted to sexually abusing her, an arrest warrant alleges.

Jackson Hernandez-Gomez was arrested Tuesday by Metro police on a charge of sexual battery on a physically helpless individual.

A warrant obtained Wednesday morning states police had responded to a residence in South Nashville “for a rape involving a 13-year-old [girl] and a 27-year-old [suspect].” When officers arrived, the victim had been transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital “due to possibly overdosing on drugs,” according to the paperwork.

Jackson Hernandez Gomez
Jackson Hernandez Gomez (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

The child’s mother told police she had entered Hernandez-Gomez’s room and found her 13-year-old daughter laid out on the suspect’s bed, “not moving with white foam coming from her mouth leaving her physically helpless,” the police report states.

The warrant alleges Hernandez-Gomez told detectives the child “came home drunk and high on drugs” and entered his room, then “laid on his bed” and indicated she “wanted to have sex.” The report states the suspect admitted to touching the girl in a sexual manner.

Metro police said Hernandez-Gomez had been living with the child’s family for several weeks while working a construction job with one of her relatives. The family’s residence is located in a building that also houses a church.

Hernandez-Gomez was booked into the Metro jail, where he was held on an $80,000 bond.

No additional information was immediately released about the ongoing investigation.

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