A Broken Arrow man whose 2017 child sex abuse convictions and 175-year prison term were overturned on jurisdictional grounds was convicted again Wednesday of the same crimes, this time in Tulsa federal court.
A jury deliberated about two hours before finding Jeffery Arch Jones, 31, guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Indian Country and one count of abusive sexual contact with a child in Indian Country, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tulsa.
“Make no mistake, Jeffrey Jones is a child sexual predator,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Today’s conviction ensures Jones will no longer be able to harm another child while he is in federal prison. I want to thank the two young victims who bravely testified at trial and confronted Jeffery Jones with his actions.”
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