CHILD SEX OFFENDER RUNNING FOR GRANITE SCHOOL BOARD
Richard Wagner Jones, a registered sex offender who spent time behind bars for child sexabuse, is seeking a seat on the Granite school board. Jones pleaded guilty to sexual abuse ofa child, a second degree felony, on July 30, 1990. Several other related charges against himwere dismissed and completed his sentence, which included both prison time and parole, in2005. Under state law and Granite School District policy, registered sex offenders arebarred, with exceptions, from visiting elementary and secondary schools. District policyallows visits that are authorized and supervised with the school's administration, but the sexoffender must stay within eyesight of an administrator at all times.