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Kenly man caught on Web cam makes first court appearance

Posted December 12, 2008 2:48 p.m. EST
Updated December 12, 2008 4:35 p.m. EST

— A Kenly man facing a felony charge related to food tampering after being caught on a Web cam performing a sex act in his former colleague's office made his first court appearance Friday morning.

George Harold Jones, 68, of 1209-C Abednego Road, was detained earlier this week on the charge, which is based on General Statutes Section 14-101.11, which prohibits anyone from knowingly distributing any edible substance that contains any other substance that could be damaging to another person's heath.

Paula Parrish, an administrator at Johnston Community College, where Jones used to work, said she installed a Web cam in her office that captured Jones masturbating in her office last December and, afterward, touching various items on her desk, including gum.

Jones, who was a maintenance worker at the college, retired after Parrish filed a complaint with the college. He said Monday that he was embarrassed by his behavior and that he does not know why he did what he did.

"You really don't know why you do things like that in your life," he said. "I'm truly sorry."

Jones was out of jail Friday afternoon on a $5,000 bond.