Tampa, FL (July 2, 2019) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a custodian identified as 31-year-old Herbert Jones on sexual battery charges in Tampa.
Jones allegedly sexually battered a teen on June 22 and later confessed to the crime, saying that the teen refused his advances. The incidents happened at a private residence and not at his home.
Police did not specify the exact circumstances of the incident but allegedly had enough information to put the custodian behind bars.
Police have also confirmed that Jones was very active at the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church and that there could be additional victims, and so they are speaking with those in the congregation at this time.
The investigation into the incident continues at this time.
Tampa Sexual Battery Laws
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