Norman man faces molestation charges


A monthlong investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of an area man on child molestation charges. 

Mark E. Jones, 58, of Norman, faces a Level 1 felony charge of child molesting and was booked into the Jackson County Jail without bond Monday. 

Police said a complaint was made to the sheriff’s department May 2. Through the investigation, it was learned by police that two girls from Brownstown were the victims of the incident, according to a news release. 

If convicted, Jones could face 20 to 50 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.  

Sgt. Stan Darlage handled the initial investigation, and Detective Darin Downs later joined the investigation.

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