Office of the Attorney General
Berea Man Sought in 14-Count Indictment On Child Pornography, Drug and Weapons Charges
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations today announced the indictment of Gerald Jones, 42, of Berea in Madison County on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Jones, a fugitive who is believed to have fled to North Carolina, was also indicted on four counts of cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and being a persistent felony offender.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Office of the Attorney General's Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). With the assistance of Berea Police, a search warrant was executed on Jones’ residence in January 2009. The indictment alleges that Jones committed the offense of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor for receiving numerous images and videos containing children engaged in various forms of sexually explicit conduct. The indictment also alleges that Jones was involved in an indoor marijuana grow operation.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Jones who was last seen in a white, mid-sized pickup truck. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Jones is urged to contact the Office of the Attorney General's DCI unit at 1-866-524-3672 or Berea Police.
An indictment is an accusation only. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Gerald Jones, 42