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Follow her on Twitter WordsDawn. In exchange, the district attorney dropped charges of felony forced oral copulation, kidnapping, using a minor for sex acts and false imprisonment. Although it's not technically a guilty plea, a no-contest plea has the same immediate effect. Jones also faced a civil lawsuit filed by the mother of the two sisters he molested at the birthday.
As part of the plea deal, Jones agreed to plead no contest to four counts of felony child molestation, one misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting and a single count of possessing child pornography, Cunningham said.
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We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Breaking News Subscribe. Jones, a nearly lifelong resident of Arroyo Grande, was arrested in April on allegations that he sexually assaulted two girls, sisters ages 6 and 9, at the birthday party.
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Manage followed notifications. Thank you for reading! Jones is almost 65 and faced life in prison had he been found guilty of the eight felonies and two misdemeanors stemming from the case that arose from a private birthday party at his Arroyo Grande home on March 22, Cunningham said Wednesday morning the District Attorney's Office believes the plea agreement offered to Jones is in the best interest of justice in the case and also spares the victims, all young children, from having to testify.
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Jones has been held at County Jail without bail since his arrest. Up Log In. Dashboard Logout.
Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. After spending the past 12 months in San Luis Obispo County Jail facing multiple charges of child molestation, Arroyo Grande's citizen of the year took a plea deal in the case, sparing him the remainder of his life behind bars. Your notification has been saved.
That case has since been settled, but the court has sealed those terms and the documents aren't public record.
Sorryno promotional deals were found matching that code. A no-contest plea is where an individual neither admits nor disputes the charges against him. Buy Now. Two more victims were later identified, a 3-year-old boy and year-old girl.