07 April 2021
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander


On April 6, 2021 State Police Middletown arrested James Jones Jr, age 37 of Lake Katrine for Rape 3rd degree (felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Unlawful Dealing with a Child, (both misdemeanors).

Investigation revealed that on April 2, 2021, Jones took a minor to a local hotel and gave the individual alcohol and then raped the victim several times. The following morning, he transported the minor to Paramus, NJ where he left the victim. The victim was able to contact a relative who went to pick them up. The victim confided in a friend as to what happened, and he convinced her to contact the state police. 

On April 6, 2021 The State Police Middletown Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) located James Jones Jr. in Port Ewen where he was subsequently arrested on the above listed charges. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Wallkill Court on April 28, 2021.

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