Ex-Central Texas school employee charged with child sexual assault

Jason Lee Jones, 42, of Killeen, was booked into the Bell County Jail Tuesday night. He remained in custody Thursday in lieu of $125,000 bond charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. (Jail photo)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A former employee of the Killeen ISD has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child in connection with incidents involving a Temple girl who was not a student in the district.

Jason Lee Jones, 42, of Killeen, was booked into the Bell County Jail Tuesday night.

He remained in custody Thursday in lieu of $125,000 bond charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

“Mr. Jones is a former employee of the district. He worked in the grounds department. The allegations did not occur on any KISD campus or property and did not involve any KISD students,” the district said in a statement Thursday.

The charge stems from repeated sexual assaults of a girl younger than 14, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Thursday.

The victim made an outcry in November in Temple.

Adult members of the girl’s family told Temple investigators that the victim told them that Jones “had engaged in sexual contact” with her, and the girl later told a forensic interviewer at the Child Advocacy Center of Central Texas that Jones had intercourse with her, the affidavit says.

In a subsequent interview with an investigator, Jones “denied sexual contact with (the girl), but admitted to being sexually attracted to her.”

In a later interview with a Child Protective Services investigator, however, “Jones admitted to multiple instances of sexual assault including a time at the Temple residence where Jones’ sexual organ penetrated (the girl’s) sexual organ,” the affidavit says.