Jackson Mahomes’ preliminary hearing in sexual battery case postponed

Posted at 1:41 PM, October 24, 2023


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Court TV) — Jackson Mahomes, the younger brother of two-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes, was supposed to head to a Kansas City courtroom this week to face sexual battery charges but that hearing has been canceled — for now.

Jackson Mahomes mugshot

This May 3, 2023 booking photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office shows Jackson Mahomes. (Jackson County SO)

Last May, Jackson was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of battery stemming from an incident caught on camera in which he appeared to grab a woman by the neck and forcibly kiss her at an Overland Park restaurant on February 25. Mahomes also allegedly assaulted a waiter that night.

Jackson, a social media influencer with a large following on TikTok, was seen sitting behind Taylor Swift in the Kansas City Chiefs’ suite during last Sunday’s NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Swift is rumored to be dating Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce.

According to the Kansas City Star, this week’s preliminary hearing was canceled because Mahomes’ lawyers requested a continuance. The hearing had originally been planned for August, but the presiding judge was recovering from COVID-19 at the time. A scheduling conference will take place today instead.

Jackson Mahomes walks outside of the courthouse

Jackson Mahomes walks outside of the courthouse ahead of a bond modification hearing. (Brian Lutton/KSHB)

The alleged victim, Aspen Vaughn, was the owner of the restaurant, Aspen’s Restaurant & Lounge. She has since shuttered the eatery, citing negative publicity associated with the case. Vaughn is not seeking to have Jackson prosecuted, but Kansas prosecutors are intent on moving forward with the case.

Once the preliminary hearing does take place, the judge will determine whether prosecutors have established probable cause to move ahead. If they do, Jackson will be “bound over” for trial.

Jackson is currently free on $100,000 bond.