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Posted on: December 4, 2018

43 YEAR OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING TEEN

John Edward Jones

DeFuniak Springs Police were called to a disturbance at a residence Saturday in which a woman had stabbed a man. Officers arrived to find 43 year old John Edward Jones with small cuts to his body from an apparent knife attack. Upon speaking to parties involved, a mother had attacked Jones after finding him sexually assaulting her teenager. According to the mother, she walked in her teenager’s room and found Jones on top of the teen with his pants down. She then grabbed a knife and began stabbing Jones to stop the assault. A Detective and Officers questioned the victim, who stated that Jones had sex with them. The victim was taken to the Children’s Advocacy Center for evaluation. Jones was taken into custody and later booked into the Walton County Jail on a charge of sexual battery to a child greater than 12 years of age without causing bodily harm. Jones is currently being held on a $100,000 bond. The mother, who had been in a relationship with Jones, was not charged.

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