NORTHERN MISSOURI MAN CHARGED WITH 36 SEX CRIMES AGAINST YOUNG GIRLS
May 19, 2021
LACLEDE, Mo. — A northern Missouri man is charged with 36 sex crimes involving young girls.
According to court documents, Jason Wesley Jones, 40, of Laclede, Missouri, is accused of assaulting multiple underage victims multiple times over the past 10 years.
Last week, Jones was charged with three counts of first-degree rape, seven counts of first-degree statutory rape and 24 counts of first-degree child molestation.
He also faces one charge of first-degree statutory sodomy and one count of patronizing prostitution.
Court documents state all of these charges involve three young girls.
Linn County Prosecutor Shiante McMahon told KTVO the investigation is ongoing, and there are two more potential victims.
McMahon said the case was brought to light by the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
The three girls referred to in court papers were all under the age of 14.
Due to the nature of the crimes and to protect the identities of the victims, the judge has sealed the probable cause statement at McMahon’s request.
Jones is being held without bond in the Macon County Jail.
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