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Not guilty plea in Austin sex abuse case

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Charles Jones

Man denies ever sexually touching a young boy.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 1:47 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2018 3:26 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A man accused of sexual contact with a child is pleading not guilty.

Charles Wesley Jones, 38 of Austin, was arrested on April 12 and charged with three counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct. Austin police say a boy under the age of 13 accused Jones of touching his private parts on more than one occasion.

Police say when he was interviewed, Jones denied ever touching the boy and said he never wanted to be left alone with the boy. Jones reportedly told investigators he had been accused of touching other children in the past and that Jones had been sexually abused himself as a child.

He entered not guilty pleas Thursday to all charges and his trial is scheduled to being August 13.

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