Athens-Clarke County, Georgia police have arrested Andre Montez Jones, 27, on charges of sexually assaulting a male student at the University of Georgia in Athens. According to police, Jones made a regular habit of cruising bars and inviting men back to his apartment in Downtown, Athens and his behavior may go back as far as 2013. Here are five facts you should know about Jones.
- In December 2015, Jones and another male student decided to watch a few movies on Netflix after final exams. According to the male victim, Jones gave him a beer and he passed out. When he woke up, he was naked and Jones was allegedly on top of him attempting to perform oral sex. The student replied he was not gay and attempted to leave Jones’ apartment. When he started to dress, he claims Jones started beating him and he called out for help. Another male in the apartment, identified as Jones’ roommate, did not help the victim. The unidentified victim ran bloodied and shirtless from the apartment screaming for help. Jones was later arrested and charged with aggravated sodomy with force, a felony, and battery, a misdemeanor.
- Jones was free on a $10K bond and was awaiting trial for this attack.
- In February 2016, another student spoke with a Sex Crimes Unit investigator claiming that he was sexually assaulted by Jones. The unidentified male student did not want to file a police report because he did not want his name to become public.
- On Wednesday March 2, 2016, another student went to the police stating that Jones forcibly sodomized him in his apartment like the other victims. This student decided to file a police report.
- So far, at least four victims have come forward claiming they were sexually assaulted by Jones over the past few years and police have stated there may be others. Jones is currently in the Athens-Clarke County jail and is being held without bail until his criminal trial.
According to the website of Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, “Male college aged students are 78% more likely than non-students to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.”