Crisis counselor charged with sexual assault of 4 children

Jerry Jones, a crisis intervention counselor who works for the Union County Division of Youth Services was arrested on charges of sexual assault involving four children.  The children range in age from 6 to 14 years old.  He is charged with three counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

The  investigation began after a boy told his parents that Jones had assaulted him and a further investigation revealed additional victims.  This sounds like a real tough case as it is really four cases.  Thus, to win, a defense attorney would have to win all four cases.  The State has to just win one in order to put him away for a long time.

His best bet is to work out a deal and to work it out sooner rather than later.  With his older age, you want to stay away from anything that could be a de facto life sentence. 

Story is here.

Posted on July 13, 2009, in News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Crisis counselor charged with sexual assault of 4 children.

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