30-year-old charged for sexually assaulting 14-year-old

Published 10:17 am Thursday, August 18, 2011

A 30-year-old Dodge Center man faces two criminal sexual conduct charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Lyle girl.

The girl’s father locked the alleged perpetrator, Isaac Joseph Jones, in a camper around 7 a.m. Monday morning after discovering Jones and the girl had been in the camper together. According to a court complaint, Jones remained locked in the camper until around 10:30 a.m., when police were called to the scene.

Jones was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday in Mower County District Court. He is scheduled to enter a plea Aug. 25.

Email newsletter signup

The girl told police she met up with Jones at the Lyle City Park at 4 a.m. The two then went to the camper, where Jones and the girl began kissing. She told police Jones touched her sexually, but they did not engage in sexual intercourse, according to the complaint.

However, the girl reportedly told officers Jones asked her via text message if he could have sex with her.

When police questioned Jones Monday morning, he said he came to “hang out” with his “friend,” whom he acknowledged was 14- or 15-years-old, a court complaint states.

According to court documents, Jones was carrying a narcotic pain medication when he was arrested. The girl said Jones has offered her some in the past, but she declined.

According to the court complaint, the girl said Jones has given her “hickies” on previous occasions, including one on her stomach the morning they were in the camper. Police photographed the bruise as evidence.