Man pleads guilty to sex crimes

STEUBENVILLE — Deontraye D. Jones, 21, of Steubenville was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller after Jones pleaded guilty to sex crimes against a child.

Jones pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a then-8-year-old girl in May and filming or taking pictures of the incidents. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voyeurism for putting a camera in a bathroom and filming an adult female, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Bruzzese said a state crime lab was able to retrieve the video and pictures involving the child from Jones’ telephone.

A female acquaintance of Jones discovered the video on Jones’ phone and notified authorities, the prosecutor’s office reported.

Jones pleaded guilty to two counts each of gross sexual imposition, pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and voyeurism.

Miller noted Jones will be on mandatory five years of parole following his release from prison.

Jones also was ruled to be a Tier II sex offender, requiring him to report his address every 180 days to the county sheriff where he is living or working for 25 years.

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