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Basketball coach accused of raping 15-year-old girl at gunpoint in elementary school parking lot

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Posted at 1:07 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 13:07:59-04

ALEXANDRIA — A basketball coach in Madison County is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint and may have committed similar crimes in other areas.

The Alexandria Police Department says the teen told them Marc A. Jones Jr. held a gun to her head and forcibly raped her in the parking lot of Frankton Elementary School back in August of 2019. She told police he sexually assaulted her at least one other time at Park Place Community Center in Anderson in November of 2019.

Police say Jones is coach of a travel basketball team and is not associated with any of the local school systems.

Jones was arrested by police on May 7 and is currently facing the following charges:

  • Rape While Armed with a Deadly Weapon – a Level 1 Felony
  • Sexual Misconduct with a Minor While Armed with a Deadly Weapon – a Level 1 Felony
  • Criminal Confinement While Armed with a Deadly Weapon – a Level 3 Felony
  • Sexual Misconduct with a Minor – a Level 5 Felony
  • Pointing a Firearm – a Level 6 Felony

Anderson Police Department officers also arrested Jones on May 7 for similar charges resulting from a parallel investigation involving a separate victim.

The Alexandria Police Department is requesting any additional victims to contact the Madison County Unified Dispatch at 765-642-0221.