Harrington Police Officer Charged With Sex Offense - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Written by Kye Parsons

Harrington Police Officer Charged With Sex Offense

Posted: Updated:
Aaron L. Jones Aaron L. Jones

MAGNOLIA, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a 40-year-old Harrington police officer on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful sexual contact.

Police say that it has been alleged that Aaron L. Jones of Magnolia inappropriately touched a female, who was a minor, while she was staying in his home. Investigators say this conduct reportedly took place between May and June of this year and not while Jones was on duty. 

Jones was arrested Tuesday afternoon after turning himself in to Troop 3. He was released on $2,500 unsecured bond. Jones was also ordered to have no contact with the victim, according to police.

Commenting on the arrest, Harrington Police Chief Norman R. Barlow said in a statement, "It is a certainly a sad day when one of our own has been arrested, and it is a disappointment. I want to assure the citizens of Harrington that I will diligently work hard to move our department past this incident and provide the police services they expect."
 
Jones, a 2-year veteran of the department, has been suspended with pay and benefits pending the outcome of the investigation, Barlow said.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Regulations Lead to Big Drop in Opioid Prescriptions in Delaware

    Regulations Lead to Big Drop in Opioid Prescriptions in Delaware

    Apr 19, 2018 10:23 AM2018-04-19 14:23:00 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:23:10 GMT
    (Photo: CBS)(Photo: CBS)
    (Photo: CBS)(Photo: CBS)
    Officials in Delaware say opioid prescriptions have dropped "significantly" since regulations were enacted a year ago to combat the drug scourge.More
    Officials in Delaware say opioid prescriptions have dropped "significantly" since regulations were enacted a year ago to combat the drug scourge.More
  • Shot Fired at Seaford House

    Shot Fired at Seaford House

    Apr 19, 2018 9:43 AM2018-04-19 13:43:00 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:45:10 GMT
    Delaware State Police have launched an investigation after a bullet was discovered to have been shot at an occupied home in Seaford.More
    Delaware State Police have launched an investigation after someone fired a gunshot at an occupied home in Seaford. More
  • National Guard Chaplain Drops Out of Delaware US House Race

    National Guard Chaplain Drops Out of Delaware US House Race

    Apr 19, 2018 8:47 AM2018-04-19 12:47:00 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:08:39 GMT
    Brig. Gen. Kenneth "Ed" Brandt (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)Brig. Gen. Kenneth "Ed" Brandt (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
    Brig. Gen. Kenneth "Ed" Brandt (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)Brig. Gen. Kenneth "Ed" Brandt (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
    A high-ranking National Guard chaplain running for Delaware's lone U.S. House of Representatives seat is ending his campaign days after it began.More
    A high-ranking National Guard chaplain running for Delaware's lone U.S. House of Representatives seat is ending his campaign days after it began.
    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices