Canandaigua, NY (March 19, 2019) – A man who authorities say secretly recorded a child in a bathroom, among other sex crimes, has been arrested as of Monday morning, March 18th. Police stated that 39-year-old William Jones, of Canandaigua, has been arrested and charged with first-degree sex abuse and second-degree unlawful surveillance, according to authorities.
Police stated that Jones has been arrested following evidence of an incident in which he secretly recorded a child under the age of 16 in a bathroom sometime during May 2018. The arrest comes alongside other charges. Jones is accused of subjecting the child victim to sexual contact on more than one occasion over the course of two years.
A stay-away order of protection was requested and granted in order to further ensure that Jones has no more contact with the minor. He was transported to the Ontario County Jail to be arraigned.
First and foremost, we would like to express our sincere sympathy for the victim, as we actively maintain hope for their physical, emotional, and mental recovery. In cases involving minors, it is important for family members to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows victims time to come to terms with their abuse before moving forward. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are unbending in our conviction to hold those who commit sexual offenses liable for their deplorable actions. We firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate and knowledgeable representation possible.
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