TROY - Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Bradford man who allegedly raped a young child after he faced a judge at his initial court appearance Wednesday morning.
Arrested on a count of rape, a first-degree felony, Jacob L. Jones, 19, was arraigned in Miami County Municipal Court and should he post his bond he has been ordered to have no contact with the victim in the case, which is a child who is younger than the age of 13.
If convicted as charged Jones faces up to a decade behind prison bars and would be labelled as a sex offender, which would require him to register as such in the county where he lives, works or receives an education for the next 15 years and possibly the next 25.
Deputies with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office took Jones into custody this week for a rape allegation involving a youth that allegedly transpired on Oct. 1.
A preliminary hearing has been st for Feb. 6.