Jackson Police: Man Accused of Attempted Rape Violates No Contact Order

Joshua Young (Photo: JPD)
Joshua Young (Photo: JPD)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A man out on bond, accused of trying to rape a senior citizen, is now wanted. Police believe he violated a no-contact order. As we first told you, that woman’s family has been working to get her moved to a new home because she’s afraid to go back.
This new development only makes it worse, and police are back to square one.

“It makes me think he is taking this for some kind of game or something. That’s somebody’s mom he violated like that,” The victim’s son, Tony Miller said.

Jackson police are calling on the public to find Joshua Young. The 29-year-old was released on bond, but we are told he violated the terms of that agreement.

“Well, of course, this victim is afraid of this individual as well as the relatives of this victim. He should not have any contact with her based on the alleged circumstances,” Jackson Police Commander, Tyree Jones said.

Young posted on $20,000 bond September 13, and is ordered not to have any contact with the victim or her family whatsoever. The family says he reached out to one of them via social media.

Police say Young broke into the 67-year-old’s home by kicking the door on September 8th. She told her family he tried to rape her and threatened to kill her.

“It’s like he’s trying to make something violent happen or something, and I just put it in God’s hands. Whatever is going to happen, is going to happen. She is staying with my sister and I guess they are carrying her to the doctor’s appointments and trying to keep her. Making sure she’s all right. But other than that we’re just taking it one day at a time.”

Young works for the city of Jackson and the family says he lives directly across the street from the victim.
A Gofundme page has been created to help get the woman moved.

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