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Former Johnston County deputy faces child sex charges

Posted May 3, 2012

— A former Johnston County sheriff's deputy was arrested this week on five felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation.

Arrest warrants allege that Dennis Gerald Jones, 61, of Selma, had videos and photos on his computer of children engaged in sex acts with adults.

Search warrants in the case also allege that, at one point, a teenage girl he knew provided nude or illicit photos of herself in exchange for Jones driving her places.

The girl told State Bureau of Investigation agents that Jones also touched her inappropriately.

Jones, who worked with the Johnston County Sheriff's Office as a special deputy in the 1980s, was in the Johnston County jail Thursday under a $200,000 bond.


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  • bitemedoughboy May 4, 2012

    Ahhh yes.....another fine excuse of a heterosexual! xylem01

    This has to be the dumbest post all day. What on earth has this got to do with him being a pervert? You don't think there are perverts among the gay and lesbian folks? Clueless and classless.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 May 4, 2012

    Cops former too always think they are above the law. None is ever above the law. Just do a crime cops and you will see that justice can be easily served to you. You are no better than the average citizen when you commit a crime of any sort.

  • didisaythat May 4, 2012

    it's ok to profile the police officer but if the officer profiles a crook that is bad. OK

  • xylem01 May 4, 2012

    Ahhh yes.....another fine excuse of a heterosexual!

  • AX MAN May 4, 2012

    and the creeps just keep coming out of the wood work

  • common_sense_plz May 4, 2012

    What is wrong with people these days. This is just sick, sick, sick!!!

  • bitemedoughboy May 4, 2012

    Thanks WRAL for once again showing your bias against LEOs. Thirty years ago! Really, that was what you chose as a headline? I doubt there's anybody around now that even remembers him when he was a deputy.

  • Mike in NC May 4, 2012

    Special Deputy in the 1980's...so he was a political appointee not a working deputy 40 years ago, and to sensationalize the story we report it like he got out of the patrol car yesterday. Great job WRAL...not. What can the fact that he was a political appointee have to do with the fact that he is a alleged criminal?

  • fayncmike May 3, 2012

    "Interesting because some say cops never do wrong. So what is wrong with this story?

    No, no, no, it's the cops that say they are above the law and can do no wrong.

  • DeaconBlues May 3, 2012

    "Your guys must be losing revenue because you feel you have to sensationalize everything...when you are only stating half truths...shame on you WRAL. That's why most of us are changing the channel."

    Exactly. I remember WRAL as a pretty conservative station growing up in the late 80's and early 90's. It used to be a good down to earth station that told the truth. That's why our parents and grandparents watched it and raised there kids to watch it (Like mine did. Now there not telling the twisting and distorting the truth. It made me furious last night listening to the simulcast on 101.5 and listening to the commentary and the guy stating that Amendment one will effect Domestic Violence and Health care laws. What a load of junk! and it hurts that the station I once trusted it is twisting the truth. I guess they must feel guilty about supporting Jessie Helms all those years now and are determined to get away from the Republican/conservative mindset.