Molestation Suspect's Record Revealed
Demetrius Ortez Jones had faced aggravated sodomy and aggravated child molestation charges nearly two years before his arrest on fresh charges Wednesday.
Faced with two counts of aggravated sodomy, two counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation involving three children between July and November 2009, Demetrius Ortez Jones entered a plea agreement in August of last year. The agreement had him pleading guilty to two counts of sexual battery of a minor.
Now less than a year after entering that plea agreement, Jones again faces charges of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy for an alleged incident in Paulding County. The 19-year-old Austell resident was charged after being arrested Wednesday by agents of the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Task Force and deputies from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest was made shortly after 6 p.m. near the railroad tracks at Angham Road in Hiram—just east from a Baywood Crossing home where witnesses said he had sexually assaulted a 7-year-old boy.
Authorities discovered later that Jones was on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s sex offender registry after being indicted on the same charges in Cobb County in May 2010. He is now being held in the Paulding County Detention Center without bond.
A copy of Jones’ 2010 indictment is attached to this article.
Jones’ plea agreement in August to the two counts of sexual battery of a minor led him to be sentenced to two years in prison and three years of probation for the first count, then five more years of probation on the second count.
Additionally, Jones was ordered to pay a monthly probation fee and to pay $1,500 restitution to the Cobb General Fund for his court-appointed attorney, which he could work off with 150 hours of community service.
He was not ordered to pay victim restitution.
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