November 25, 2005

Ex-teacher, church volunteer gets jail for abusing teens

The Beacon News

By Bill Bird

JOLIET A one-time high school teacher and Aurora-area church youth leader will surrender to authorities early next year to begin serving a jail sentence for sexually molesting two teen-age boys at his former home in Naperville.

Lloyd D. Jones, 44, of Michigan City, Ind., will serve six months in Will County Jail beginning Jan. 6 for abusing the youths in 2002 and 2004.

At the time of the molestations, Jones lived in the 2800 block of Gypsum Circle, on Naperville's far southwest side.

He pleaded guilty April 14 in Will County Circuit Court to two felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Judge Carla Alessio-Goode this month sentenced Jones to jail, followed by four years of probation. Jones also must register with Illinois State Police as a convicted sex offender.

Jones is a former drafting teacher at Kennedy High School on Chicago's southwest side. He also was a volunteer youth leader at Calvary Church in Aurora.

Posted by kshaw at November 25, 2005 07:09 AM