Posted on | February 14, 2014 | 17 Comments
In 2010, when he was 19, Bert McDaniel Jones was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old girl and put on probation with orders to register as a sex offender. When he failed to comply with terms of his probation, the judge sentenced Jones to prison. He got out of prison Jan. 5, but was arrested today after police say Jones raped a 13-year-old he met online while posing as a teenager:
Police began investigating the 13-year-old’s claims last week. The girl told police that a person she knew as Daniel Jones, 17, held her down and raped her.
Detectives searched every database available to them trying to locate Jones, but came up empty handed. Police said Friday that investigators discovered the person the girl knew as Daniel Jones was actually Bert McDaniel Jones. . . .
Slidell police said Jones was arrested in the forcible rape case Friday without incident. He is being held in the Slidell city jail and eventually will be transported to the St. Tammany Parish jail.
Police believe Jones was preying on young females through social media and through a local youth church group. They are continuing to investigate.