A convicted sex offender from Temple was back in jail Tuesday, charged with sexual assault.
Pierre Tramane Jones, 39, was convicted in March 2001 for indecency with a child by contact. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was also found guilty of failure to register as a sex offender and sentenced to two years in prison.
A birthday party was allegedly held Dec. 29, 2018, in Jones’ home, and a McKinney resident said Jones sexually assaulted him in a car outside the house, according to an arrest affidavit. The sexual assault reportedly happened during a 7- to 10-minute timeframe when Jones and the victim were alone in the car in the 2700 block of Avenue I.
The victim at first said he refused to do what Jones demanded, but it appeared Jones reached in his back waistband for a gun. Jones supposedly threatened the victim, saying he “must not want to see his family again.” The victim also believed Jones was a member of a gang, the affidavit said.
When the victim got out of Jones’ car, he ran away. However, the victim’s friend and boyfriend convinced him to come back. One of Jones’ close relatives was told about what happened, after which the group of friends drove back to McKinney.
The victim’s parents took him to the hospital to report the incident and he had a forensic exam.
Jones admitted he was alone in the car with the victim, but denied a sexual assault happened.
Jones’ victim in 2001 was a 12-year-old girl. Jones was discharged after his 10-year incarceration. His risk level to offend again was described as “moderate” by the Texas Department of Public Safety sex offender registry.
He was in the Bell County Jail Tuesday, held on a $100,000 bond.