Bail Set for Jaree Jones

News 10 Now [Syracuse NY]
February 24, 2006

Indictments were handed up today against Jaree Jones. Jones is a former pastor of the Refuge Temple. He is accused of sexually attacking a teen several times following youth group sessions after church.

Now he's charged with rape in the second degree, criminal sexual act in the second and endangering the welfare of a child. Jones was also in court Friday morning for a bail hearing. Bail was set for $10,000.

Jones was also arrested last month on an outstanding warrant in Connecticut for sexual abuse in Waterbury in 2000. Jones will be back in court February 28th. At that time, he'll answer whether or not he will provide the court with a DNA sample to submit as evidence.

Motions in the case are scheduled for April 17th. If he's found guilty, Jones faces up to seven years in state prison.


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