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Bond set for man accused of sex acts on 7-year-old girl

Friday, April 27, 2012 10:57 AM
Last updated 8:58 PM
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Bond was set at $40,000 on Friday for a man accused of performing sex acts on a 7-year-old girl.

As a condition of the bond set by Superior Court Judge William Fleming, Frank K. Jones, who is charged with aggravated child molestation, must wear an ankle monitor to his job at Fort Gordon and have no contact with the victim or his estranged wife.

Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Fogus said that the acts occurred in 2010 but that Jones’ wife did not report them immediately because she was afraid of Jones.

Jones’ wife spoke no English when she was brought from Colombia in 2009 and relied on him for support, Fogus said.

Fogus opposed bond on the grounds that Jones, a native of Puerto Rico, had family around the world and posed a flight risk.

Jones’ attorney, Ricardo Bravo, said Jones had no criminal background and served honorably in the Army, including in Iraq.

He also said that Jones suffered from several medical conditions, including hepatitis C and that Jones would surrender his passport if granted bond.

“He’s not a threat to leave,” Bravo said.

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SAPCS 04/27/12 - 11:29 am
They allow accused sex

They allow accused sex offenders to work at Ft. Gordon?

Radwaste 04/27/12 - 12:35 pm
Well, clearly you have

Well, clearly you have forgotten the difference between "accused" and "convicted" - even as I am sure you would object to someone behaving as though you were to be presumed guilty, the instant someone made a claim you misbehaved.

It might be a good thing to think about that. Media immediately trumpets nastiness to sell us our own fear and commercial products, but they put acquittals, retractions and any other indication they might have been wrong in fine print - because that doesn't sell. Because a populace convinced it is powerless wants to see power exerted on someone.

He's accused. Fry him now, right? No. Establish the facts, then do what is indicated, the same way every time.

jackragg 04/27/12 - 01:04 pm
(Points up)....Amen.

(Points up)....Amen.

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