Active-duty soldier extradited to Pennsylvania for alleged sexual communication with teenager


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MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — An active-duty soldier station in Louisiana has been extradited back to Pennsylvania for allegedly having sexual communication with a 13-year-old girl.

According to Northwest Regional Police, Detective Chuck Tobias received a complaint of a 20-year-old man repeatedly contacting a 13-year-old girl from Mount Joy Township through social media. Allegedly, the man knew the girl’s age and proceeded to solicit sexual videos and sexual contact from the teenager.

Upon investigation, Det. Tobias discovered the man was an active-duty soldier stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. An arrest warrant was acquired and the extradition was served. The man, Ian C. Jones, arrived in Pennsylvania on Oct. 27. He was charged with solicitation statutory sexual assault, sexual abuse of children, criminal use of communication facility, corruption of minors, and solicitation indecent assault.

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Jones was arraigned by District Judge Spnaugle and was put in Lancaster County Prison with a $100,000 bail.

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