Central Texas man charged in sexual assault of birthday party guest

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) After months of investigating, Temple police have made an arrest in a sexual assault case dating back to December 2018.

Pierre Jones, 39, of Temple remained behind bars Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bond, charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident that happened four days after Christmas.

He was booked into the Bell County Jail early Saturday morning.

The victim, who lives in McKinney, was in Temple on Dec. 29, 2018 for a birthday party at the home of a friend hosted by the friend’s father, whom an arrest warrant affidavit identifies as Jones.

Sometime shortly before midnight, Jones drove one of the party guests home in the guest’s car and his daughter’s boyfriend and the victim followed in another vehicle to drive Jones back to the party, the affidavit says.

After they returned to the home in Temple at which the party was being held, Jones told his daughter’s boyfriend to get out of the car and then demanded oral sex from the victim, the affidavit says.

“The suspect’s wife, and her sister, victim’s friend and her boyfriend all corroborate that there was period of time of seven to 10 minutes when suspect and victim were alone in the car together.”

The victim told police he felt threatened and that the “suspect reached for the back of his waistband and victim thought he was reaching for a gun. (The) suspect told that the victim (he) must not want to see his family again.”

The suspect then “grabbed the victim by his head and pushed the victim’s mouth onto the suspect’s sexual organ,” the affidavit says.

The victim was able to escape after Jones’ daughter came outside.

She, her boyfriend and the victim left the party and drove back to McKinney, the affidavit says.

The victim told his parents what happened and they took him to the hospital for a forensic exam, which tested positive for semen inside the victim’s mouth, the affidavit said.

Jones told police he was alone with the victim in the car, but said the victim was “coming on to him” and had done so more than once during the evening.

He denied forcing the victim to perform oral sex.

According the affidavit, Jones was previously convicted of sexual assault of a child by contact in May 2002 and spent 10 years in prison and another two years behind bars for failure to register as a sex offender.