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Dallas King, cleared in Capital High rape case, charged with sexual assault in Michigan

Deputies say Dallas King, 21, was arrested in Michigan after he sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint. King was acquitted in 2016 after being accused of raping a 15-year-old girl underneath a stairwell at Capital High School. (Photo Courtesy: Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

A former Capital High School student who was found not guilty after being accused of sexually assaulting a classmate underneath a stairwell has been arrested on sexual assault charges in Michigan.

Dallas Ephraim Jordan-King, 21, now of Pontiac and formerly of Charleston, was arraigned on August 16th on four charges after deputies in Oakland County Michigan say he sexually assaulted a girl at gunpoint that he met on InstagraKing is charged with criminal sexual conduct, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. If convicted on all of the felony charges, he faces a total of 18 years in prison.

His bond was set at $25,000, and he will be back in court Aug. 23.

King was acquitted by a jury in juvenile court in Kanawha County on a second-degree sexual assault charge in August 2016 when he was 19 years old. In January 2015, when King was 17 and a student at Capital High School, he was arrested after a 15-year-old girl said he raped her underneath a stairwell at the school.

Former Capital High School principal Clinton Giles, who ended up resigning amid the controversy, confirmed the not guilty verdict to Eyewitness News after posting about it on his Facebook page following the trial.

In March 2015, King pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse in the case but later, Judge Jennifer Bailey allowed him to back out of his plea and the case was moved back to juvenile court.

Surveillance video from inside a stairwell at the school captured portions of the alleged sexual assault.

Giles was charged with a misdemeanor after prosecutors said he failed to immediately report the incident to police, but the charges were later dropped. He sued the Kanawha County Board of Education and board member Pete Thaw, who has since passed away.

In 2015, while on home confinement, King was charged with two counts of domestic battery after he was accused of pushing the 17-year-old mother of his child into a wall and blacking her eye. He later pleaded guilty to one count and was sentenced to probation.

Eyewitness News has confirmed King is a student at Oakland Community College and is a member of the basketball team. He is listed as #23 on the school's roster for the 2017-2018 school year. "We are aware of the current police matter involving Dallas Jordan-King which is alleged to have occurred off campus," a school spokesperson told Eyewitness News on Friday. They directed any further inquires to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said it is actively seeking information on other potential victims after his most recent arrest.

According to deputies in Michigan, they were dispatched Aug. 13 to the Pontiac Substation for a criminal sexual conduct complaint. Once at the station, the victim stated she had been having a conversation with King on Instagram for several months. The victim agreed to meet him in person at his home, according to investigators.

After watching a movie with King, the victim told deputies that he began to make sexual advances toward her. According to a news release, the victim told King to stop multiple times, but his advances became aggressive. During his last advance, the victim said King pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her head demanding she remove her clothing. Deputies said King told the girl he would shoot her if she did not do what he said and then started to forcibly kiss her, at one point making her lay on top of him.

King's aunt, Jacqueline King, was interviewed on Friday by WXYZ-TV in Detroit. "I know it's a black and white issue," she told a reporter who asked why she believed that. "Because every time someone come up against him, it's a white girl. You know, and I just don't appreciate that. They can just go down there and say anything and he gets charged for it."

Several times during the incident, the victim said King would set the weapon down and videotape and take pictures of her with his cell phone.

When deputies went to his home, they said, King consented to a search and they recovered a .380 Glock handgun.

Deputies said there was a similar type of incident documented with King several weeks ago, and they believe there may be other victims.

"My nephew is not a rapist or anything of that nature. He can do what he want to do and have any woman he wants to have, if he wants to, but the point is, he's not a rapist," his aunt said.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help if anyone has any additional information on this case or any others to call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.


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