ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities are confirming that 48-year-old Julian Jones Sr. is jailed Sunday morning on a $150,000 cash-only bond.
Jones had been the subject of a search after at large charges were issued against him back on January 20. St. Louis County Police said Jones turned himself in at the St. Louis County Justice Center Saturday, January 28, and was taken into custody without incident.
Jones was charged with second-degree statutory rape. Investigators explained Jones had sex with a girl under 17 years old.
Authorities told FOX 2 that the victim became pregnant from the encounter and had a child. In investigators, DNA was taken from the victim and Jones, and paternity testing indicates that Jones is the father.
Jones was featured on at least one large billboard along I-270 in north county while authorities were looking for him. Police shared that during the search for Jones that he had connections to St. Louis and O’Fallon, Illinois.
The St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons detectives are leading this investigation. You’re urged to call police if you have any information.
FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.
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