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Pennsylvania High School Resource Officer, Jordan Jones, Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Teenage Student
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Abington, PA – A shocking case of alleged sexual misconduct has come to light as a 29-year-old police officer, Jordan Jones, was arrested on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. He now faces charges of institutional sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors, all of which are serious felonies. The Montgomery County district attorney revealed the disturbing details of the case, stating that Jones is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student from Abington Senior High School located at 900 Highland Ave, Abington, PA 19001, where he was employed as a school resource officer.

Arrest and Charges After HS Student Reports Officer Sexually Assaulted Her

Jones was taken into custody following the emergence of sexual assault allegations involving him and the teenage student. The district attorney’s office disclosed that the student confided in a counselor, revealing that she and Jones had been involved in a sexual relationship since November 2023. The charges against Jones carry severe legal consequences.

Jones has already been arraigned, and prosecutors have set an unsecured bail amounting to $50,000. The question of whether Jones is currently incarcerated remains unanswered. Future court proceedings will shed light on the legal course of action and potential penalties Jones may face if found guilty.

Alleged Sexual Contact Occurred Many Times

According to prosecutors, Jones is accused of having sexual contact with the student on numerous occasions at his residence. The extent and nature of these encounters are currently under investigation. It remains to be seen whether additional evidence will emerge to support the allegations made against the former resource officer.

School District Response To Student Allegedly Sexually Assaulted

As of Tuesday night, it was unclear whether Jones had secured legal representation. Efforts to reach out to the Abington School District for comment were unsuccessful. However, NBC Philadelphia reported that a district spokesperson issued a statement confirming Jones’s immediate prohibition from all district property. The spokesperson emphasized the district’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of its students and staff members, promising additional coverage and resources, including counselors, to support those affected by the situation.

Timeline of Resource Officer’s Alleged Sexual Relationship With Minor

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Jones and the student became acquainted during the 2022-23 school year at Abington Senior High School. Their relationship allegedly escalated when Jones invited the teenager to walk his dog outside of school. Subsequently, they continued to see each other outside of school premises. The affidavit revealed that Jones and the student had a phone conversation on Monday, which authorities from the Montgomery County Detective Bureau monitored. During this conversation, Jones apparently acknowledged the illegal nature of their relationship.

PA Officer Relieved of Duties After Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Abington Township Police Chief Patrick Molloy took to Facebook to express his dismay and disappointment over the allegations. He announced that Jones has been relieved of duty, with his badge and firearm confiscated, and placed on administrative leave with the intention of being dismissed from his position. Chief Molloy emphasized the pain caused by this betrayal of trust, particularly for the victim involved. He also stressed that the alleged actions of Jones do not represent the dedication and commitment displayed by the men and women of the Abington Township Police Department.

The investigation into the case will continue as authorities gather evidence and testimonies to establish the veracity of the allegations against Jordan Jones. The legal proceedings will determine the consequences he may face if found guilty, while the Abington School District and law enforcement agencies work to ensure the well-being of the students and staff affected by this distressing situation.

Pursuing Civil Lawsuits in High School Sex Abuse Claims

In light of the recent incidents involving sexual abuse within high schools, it is crucial to understand the legal options available to victims and their families. In this interview, attorney Laurence Banville sat down with Brian Kent, Esq., a Pennsylvania child abuse attorney with experienced in school sex abuse cases. Together, they discussed the complexities of civil cases against high schools and highlighted the steps victims can take to seek justice. Gain insights into the legal process, challenges, and considerations involved in holding accountable those responsible for the devastating impact of sexual abuse.

Laurence Banville (LB): Good evening. Thank you for joining us, Brian.

Brian Kent, Esq. (BK): Thank you, Laurence. It’s a pleasure to be here and shed some light on this important topic.

LB: Brian, given your experience in handling sexual abuse cases, could you walk us through the options available to victims and their families when seeking justice through a civil case?

BK: Certainly, Laurence. When it comes to sexual abuse cases involving high schools, victims and their families have legal avenues they can pursue. One option is to file a civil lawsuit against the liable parties, which may include the high school or school district. In these cases, victims may seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological damages they have suffered.

LB: What factors should victims and their families consider when deciding to pursue a civil case against a high school?

BK: Victims and their families should take several factors into account. First, it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in sexual abuse cases. They can guide victims through the legal process and help them understand their rights. Additionally, victims should document and gather any evidence they have, such as medical records, therapy notes, or any other documentation that supports their claims.

LB: Are there any challenges or unique aspects victims and their families should be aware of when pursuing a civil case involving a police officer?

BK: Yes, there are unique challenges when pursuing a civil case involving a police officer. These challenges can include the power dynamics and potential influence that officers may have, legal protections such as qualified immunity, and the emotional impact of grooming by someone in a position of authority. However, with the guidance of an experienced attorney who specializes in civil cases and sexual misconduct cases, victims and their families can navigate these challenge.

Additionally, the statute of limitations is an important consideration, as it sets a time limit within which a lawsuit can be filed. In Pennsylvania, recent changes to the law have extended the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases, providing victims with more time to take legal action. An experienced abuse attorney can go over this limits fully.

LB: Thank you, Brian, for sharing your insights on this critical matter. It’s essential for victims and their families to understand their options and seek the guidance of an experienced attorney.

BK: Absolutely, Laurence. It’s crucial for victims and their families to know that they are not alone, and there are legal options available to seek justice and hold accountable those responsible for the harm caused. I encourage anyone affected by sexual abuse to reach out to an attorney who specializes in this area of law for support and guidance.

LB: Thank you once again, Brian, for joining us today and shedding light on this important issue. Your knowledge is invaluable in helping victims navigate the legal process and seek the justice they deserve.

BK: It’s my pleasure, Laurence. Thank you for providing a platform to discuss this crucial topic and raise awareness about the rights and options available to victims of sexual abuse.

Contact an Experienced Sexual Abuse Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual abuse within a high school setting, it is crucial to remember that you are not alone. Seeking justice and holding accountable those responsible is a path towards healing and empowerment. We encourage you to reach out to us for a free consultation with experienced attorneys who specialize in child abuse cases. We are here to listen, provide guidance, and fight for your rights. Together, let us work towards a brighter future and a world free from the pain of sexual abuse.

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