JERRY JONES, SOUTH SIDE BISHOP AND FORMER ASSISTANT FIRE COMMISSIONER, CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ABUSING MINORS. Prosecutors said Jones allegedly began abusing two of his nieces when they were just 5 and 6 years old, respectively.
July 26, 2020
Jerry Jones, a South Side bishop who previously served as the assistant commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department, was charged with sexually abusing three minors, including two nieces who came forward years after the alleged abuse took place.
Jones, 71, of Olympia Fields, turned himself over to the Chicago police Friday and was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, authorities said.
During his initial court hearing Sunday, prosecutors noted that Jones serves as a bishop of both the Apostolic Assembly of the Lord Jesus Christ