Former family support worker Alexander Jones assaulted teen after ‘truth or dare’

A person who met a 13-year-old boy at Flinders Avenue station after which weeks later molested him after enjoying ‘fact or dare’ mentioned one thing stunning throughout the sport.

Alexander Jones admitted to at least one depend of sexually penetrating a baby beneath 16 over the assault and was jailed for at the very least three years and 4 months within the County Courtroom of Victoria on Monday.

The now 32-year-old sexually assaulted his sufferer on Might 27, 2018 after he plied the boy with alcohol to the purpose the place he was slipping out and in of consciousness, the decide mentioned.

“It was the worst factor he felt,” Decide Scott Johns mentioned of the sufferer.

Jones solely stopped the assault when the boy complained of the ache, the decide mentioned.

Shortly earlier than the assault, Jones instructed the pair play “fact or dare” as they smoked and drank alcohol within the room.

Alexander Jones met his 13-year-old victim at Flinders Street Station in 2018.
Digital camera IconAlexander Jones met his 13-year-old sufferer at Flinders Avenue Station in 2018. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw

The intercourse attacker requested they do “weirder s***” as a part of the sport and made the boy expose himself and take away his pants in a “tremendous dare”, a prosecution abstract launched by the courtroom reveals.

The decide mentioned Jones’ behaviour within the lead-up to the offences was “manipulative and predatory”.

Jones met the boy weeks earlier at Flinders Avenue Station when he gave him his Fb particulars after asking for a cigarette, the courtroom was informed.

Days after they first met, Jones tried to entry details about the boy on the Division of Well being and Human Companies database utilizing login particulars from his former job on the Melbourne Metropolis Mission.

He stopped working as a family mediator on the organisation in September 2017 however nonetheless had login particulars.

The pair exchanged messages on Fb and met on Might 26 at a Hungry Jack’s within the metropolis’s southeast earlier than they bought dinner elsewhere.

Jones did burnouts in his automobile and he and his sufferer slept within the car at a campsite.

Jones was sentenced to serve six years with a non-parole period of three years and four months in Victoria’s County Court.
Digital camera IconJones was sentenced to serve six years with a non-parole interval of three years and 4 months in Victoria’s County Courtroom. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Josie Hayden

The subsequent day, they met once more and the boy tried to get out of spending time with Jones after his mates messaged him.

“You responded by making the sufferer really feel responsible about leaving, stating you’d come a protracted approach to see him and had purchased him dinner,” Decide Johns mentioned.

Jones took the boy go-karting earlier than they went to the motel room the place the assault occurred.

Following the assault, he took the boy to the practice station, purchased him a journey card and by no means spoke to him once more.

He additionally tried to entry the DHHS database on the day of the assault and a month later however there was no proof Jones was capable of get any info throughout any try, the courtroom was informed.

The boy didn’t inform anybody till he had a “soften down” and was taken to hospital the place he confided in a relative’s companion that he’d been “raped”, the courtroom was informed.

“He was silenced by the concern, confusion, instilled in him by your callous abusive conduct,” Decide Johns mentioned.

It wasn’t till January 2019 when an investigation was launched and prices had been laid.

The decide took under consideration Jones’ personal severely deprived and traumatic background, which included abuse in foster care.

He’s an Indigenous man who suffered by way of neglect, violence and drawback as a baby, with one report highlighting he and a sister had been discovered “hungry, soiled and bare”.

Jones was sentenced to 6 years in jail with a non-parole interval of three years and 4 months.

He has already served greater than two years of his sentence and will likely be listed on the intercourse offender registry for 15 years.