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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-268

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 1, 2019
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    Tampa Catholic Custodian Arrested

    Tampa Catholic High School custodian arrested for sexual battery
    • Hillsborough County
    • Tampa, FL


    Herbert Jones
    DOB: 5/19/1988


    Sexual Battery, By Person 18 or Older on a Victim Older than 12, Less than 18(X3).

    Sheriff Chad Chronister would like to inform the public about the arrest of Herbert Jones for sexual battery against a teenager.

    On June 22, 2019, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives believe Herbert Jones sexually battered a teenager. During the investigation, Jones admitted to the crime and said the victim tried to refuse his advances. Jones is now charged with three counts of Sexual Battery.

    Due to the fact Jones works as a custodian at Tampa Catholic detectives are investigating to see if there could be any additional victims. If anyone has any information on this active investigation please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.
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