A plea of not guilty was entered by Jackson during Thursday’s proceedings. He requested a jury trial and his next hearing date is scheduled for Feb. 22.
Jackson is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery of a child under the age of 13 years. One count contends the incident possibly caused permanent disability, making it a Class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The second charge is a Class 3 felony contending the battery caused great bodily harm. That charge is punishable by up to a maximum of five years in state prison.
Jackson remains incarcerated at the Public Safety Building jail with bond set at $100,000.