ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson man faces child molestation charges after police say he forced an 11-year-old girl to have sex with him on multiple occasions over the course of nearly a year.
The girl told police he sometimes demanded sexual favors in exchange for ice cream money or permission to use his cellphone, according to court documents.
Xavier Dewayne Jones, 25, is charged with child molestation, vicarious sexual gratification, child solicitation and sexual battery. The abuse happened from September 2015 to July 2016, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.
The 11-year-old girl told police that Jones forced her to undress and have sex with him “almost daily” when he was supposed to be taking care of the girl and her brothers while their mother was at work. She said Jones sometimes locked her brothers in their room when he had sex with her.
“You know it’s really too disgusting to talk about in detail, but it involves just about every type of sexual activity one might imagine,” said Madison County prosecutor Rodney Cummings.
According to court records, the girl claimed Jones would offer “quid pro quo” and solicited sex acts from the girl in exchange for giving her money to buy ice cream or letting her use his phone for a school project.
“Some of it was just persuading her to engage in sex, but some of it was him giving her the cell phone or buying her ice cream if she would do some of these things,” said Cummings.
Prosecutors say Jones is not related to the victim but sometimes served as her caregiver, which illustrates an important warning for parents.
“You have to be very careful who you leave your children with and know the character of the person you leave your children with,” said Jones.
The girl said he forced her to view videos and photos of Jones and her mother having sex, even though she didn’t want to see them. He touched her inappropriately and fondled her, according to court documents.
The girl told police she told Jones “no” on several occasions, but the abuse continued and Jones sometimes got physical to force her into sex acts, court documents said.
The girl told police that Jones took her to a Motel 6 in July 2016, where he rented a room and tried to take nude pictures of her.
Prosecutor Cummings says family and friends often ignore the warning signs of sexual abuse, like a change in the victims behavior, instead of reporting their suspicions immediately.
“If you hear things that don’t sound right, please act on call the division of child services,” said Cummings. “”Just call and ask for help. Don’t put your children in these awful situations.”
Jones does have a previous criminal record. He remains in the Madison County jail on a 35 thousand dollar bond.