Norwood residents face multiple sexual abuse charges

Published 4:04 pm Friday, June 10, 2022

The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested and charged two Norwood residents on various felony and misdemeanor charges regarding sexual offenses.

According to a release, the Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation May 21-25, resulting in the arrest of Patrick David Jones, 34, of 40418 Old Cottonville Road, Norwood, and Jessica Harwood Jones, 33.

Patrick Jones was charged with the following:

  • 5 counts of felony conspiracy
  • 1 count of felony child abuse involving a sexual act
  • 1 count of felony crime against nature
  • 1 count of misdemeanor sexual battery
  • 1 count felony second degree forcible sex offense

Jessica Jones was charged with:

  • 1 count of felony incest with a child 13, 14, 15 years of age
  • 1 count of felony crime against nature
  • 1 count of felony child abuse involving a sexual act
  • 1 count of statutory rape of a child less than or equal to 15 years of age
  • 1 count of statutory sex offense with a child less than or equal to 15 years of age
  • 1 count of second degree forcible sex offense¬†¬†
  • 1 count of felony conspiracy.

Jessica Jones received a $510,000 secured bond and Patrick Jones got a $450,000 secured bond.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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