The following press release has been furnished by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Murphy, NC— 35 year old Mark Edwin Jones, who gave a Murphy, North Carolina address, was arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators for First Degree Sex Offense with a child. The charges were brought from an investigation conducted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division based on allegations that Jones had engaged in sex acts with a child who was in his care and custody at the time.
Up his arrest, Jones was taken before the Cherokee County Magistrate where Jones was placed on a $100,000.00 secured bond. Jones is scheduled to appear in Cherokee County District Court May 29, 2013. Jones is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center.
Based upon the age of the victim and the sensitive nature of the case, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any additional information concerning this incident at this time.
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