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Christopher Scott Jones, a 42-year-old Newport News resident, was arrested on July 15, 2022 and charged with one count of attempted rape of a child under the age of 13 (VA § 18.2-61). The arrest comes due to conversations Jones has been having online with what he believed to be an 11-year-old female since March 2022. The incident was reported to James City County Police on July 15.
Jones is currently being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond.
Media Contact:Monique Myers, Assistant Police Chief757-259-5142; firstname.lastname@example.org