Jones in Court

News 10 Now [Syracuse NY]
January 5, 2006

A former Syracuse pastor will have to wait at least until next month to find out his fate. Jaree Jones was back in court Thursday morning.

Jones, a former pastor of the Refuge Temple, faces rape and criminal sexual act charges here in Syracuse. Authorities say he sexually attacked a teen several times following youth group sessions after church. Jones was arrested last month on an outstanding warrant in Connecticut for sexual abuse in Waterbury in 2000.

Thursday, the judge postponed proceedings until February 17th upon arrival of a governor's warrant. That will determine if Jones will be sent back to Connecticut. He's being held without bail until his next court appearance.


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