Case # 13WF1948
Date: September 28, 2016
FORMER TEACHER TO FACE TRIAL FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former teacher is scheduled to face trial for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Jeffrey Scott Jones, 56, Huntington Beach, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one felony count of continuous sexual abuse. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 68 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Sept. 29, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-28, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crime, Jones was working as a teacher for advanced placement English at Libra Academy in Huntington Park. Prior to the crime, the defendant is accused of having regular access to children as a teacher for 27 years, including at Bell High School in the City of Bell. Jane Doe was not one of the defendant’s students.
Between Sept. 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013, Jones is accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old Jane Doe, including touching the victim over and under her clothing on different occasions.
On May 4, 2013, and May 9, 2013, Jones is accused of raping the victim.
In May 2013, the crime was reported to the Huntington Beach Police Department, who investigated the case and arrested Jones at his home on June 27, 2013.
Deputy District Attorney Heather Brown of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.