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After-school counselor takes plea bargain in child sex case–gets 20 years probation

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Broward County Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes sentenced Michael Nathan Jones to 20 years of probation and mandatory psycho-sexual evaluation after he pled no contest to charges of aggravated child abuse.

“Mr. Mike,” as the children referred to him, was employed as an after-care counselor at the school by After School Program, Inc. at Forest Hills Elementary School in Coral Springs. On June 28, 2016, three pre-teen girls testified in court that Jones touched them in a sexual manner between the legs in 2011. Sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz filed and settled a civil lawsuit on behalf of the first child to testify in court, who was 8 years old when she was allegedly molested (Broward County Circuit Court, Case No. 15-018809).  As reported in the Sun-Sentinel, the family received a  settlement of $450,000 in the civil lawsuit.

Jones was not found guilty of molestation charges in the first trial; however, pursuant to his plea deal in the second case, Jones will be on probation for 20 years and not be allowed to work or volunteer with children in the future.

Attorney Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits arising from sexual abuse in schools, day cares, and youth serving organizations.  If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse in a school, day care, after school program, or a youth-serving organization or any other location, please email attorney Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com or call our law firm at (954) 641-2100.

 

Child Testifies in Criminal Trial of After School Counselor Accused of Molestation

Michael Jones After School Program sexual abuseMichael Nathan Jones, now 25 years old, is facing criminal charges that he molested an 8-year old girl in 2011 at Forest Hills Elementary school in Coral Springs.  At the time of the incident, Jones was employed as an after-care counselor at the school by After School Program, Inc.

On June 28, 2016, the alleged victim testified in the criminal trial that Jones (whom the students referred to as “Mr. Mike”) touched the girl inappropriately when she was 8 years old while other children were watching a movie.  According to the girl, he reached under her skirt and asked her, “Does that tickle?” He also allegedly put his head under her skirt and asked her again, “Does that tickle?” Each time she replied no. Jones faces one count of sexual battery on a minor and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.   Two other girls, ages 11 and 12, also testified in court that Jones touched them in a sexual manner between the legs in 2011.

Sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz filed and settled a civil lawsuit on behalf of the first child to testify in court yesterday, who was 8 years old when she was allegedly molested (Broward County Circuit Court, Case No. 15-018809).  It was disclosed in the criminal trial that the family received a  settlement of $450,000 in the civil lawsuit.

Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits arising from sexual abuse in schools, day cares, and youth serving organizations.  If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse in a school, day care, after school program, or a youth-serving organization or any other location, please email attorney Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com or call our law firm at (954) 641-2100.