ELIZABETH – A Roselle man who worked for Union County as a crisis intervention counselor was arrested Friday and charged with sexually abusing four children, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Monday.
Jerry Jones, 49, who works for the Youth Service Bureau, allegedly had sexual relations with four children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years old. Three of the victims are male and one is female, prosecutors said.
Authorities launched an investigation after one of the victims told his parents that Jones had assaulted him, prosecutors said. The investigation uncovered the additional victims.
Jones was charged with three counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault, one count of second degree sexual assault and one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a minor, said Romankow. Jones is being held at the Union County Jail on $500,000 bail.
Prosecutors are asking anyone with information regarding Jerry Jones to contact Sgt. William Brennan or Det. Roger Hutchins at (908) 245-9200.
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