A Columbus man already facing child molestation charges now has a rape charge after a woman saw his picture in the newspaper.
Gregory Jones, 36, was arrested Friday on charges of rape and false imprisonment. Those acts allegedly happened some nine years ago, when she was 14 years old, said Columbus Police Lt. John McMichael.
Jones' arrest report alleges he took the girl from Alabama to an empty field behind Benning Hills Elementary School, where he sexually assaulted her.
The girl said years ago she had been assaulted, though the allegations never reached police, McMichael said. However, when the now 23-year-old woman saw his picture in a Ledger-Enquirer story last month, she chose to contact authorities on Aug. 22.
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That means Jones now faces a total of six charges.
He was arrested for child molestation in June and initially released on a $7,500 recognizance bond only to be rearrested on another child molestation charge and tattooing count Aug. 20. An aggravated sexual battery charge was levied against him Aug. 21.
Jones appeared in Muscogee County Superior Court Aug. 25 for a bond revocation hearing. After hours of testimony, Judge Frank Jordan Jr. gave Jones a $20,000 bond for the aggravated sexual battery charge, saying the other charges already had bonds.
Jones is scheduled for Columbus Recorder's Court Wednesday on the rape and false imprisonment charges. He remained in the Muscogee County Jail Monday evening.