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35 Year-Old Indicted After 2022 Incident at Anacostia Pool

A 35 year-old District man was indicted on April 19 on two counts of second degree child sexual abuse, with aggravating circumstances; one count of attempted second degree child sexual abuse, with aggravating circumstances; and one count of misdemeanor sexual abuse of a child or minor, with aggravating circumstances.

He was arraigned by a grand jury in DC Superior Court on charges stemming from an incident at Anacostia public pool in August 2022.

According to court records, on August 18, 2022 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Jones entered the shower room at the Anacostia Pool. When two children entered the shower area, they observed Jones wearing underwear that exposed his genitals and rubbing his “private part” in front of them. Jones touched one child on the buttocks and attempted to touch the other child as well. The children immediately reported the incident to pool staff, who detained Jones until police arrived.

 An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent until –and unless– proven guilty.

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