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Guise of job offer leads to sexual request of teen, according to police

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Elvis Richmond is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. (Source: SCSO) Elvis Richmond is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. (Source: SCSO)
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(WMC-TV) - A convicted sex offender is accused of posing as another person, meeting a 15-year-old boy at the Ed Rice Community Center under the guise of discussing a job, and then making a sexual request of the teen.

Elvis Richmond is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators say Richmond used the name Daquan Jones in an effort to recruit teenage boys to work for him. The encounter at Ed Rice Community Center allegedly happened October 10, 2013. Jones is accused of pulling out a paper bag and telling the teenager to perform a very specific sexual act into the bag, while Jones held it. The 15-year-old left and told his grandmother, who subsequently filed a police report.

According to an affidavit of complaint, a 17-year-old boy got a call from "his new employer," a man using the name Daquan Jones. After briefly talking about the "new job," police say "Jones" made a sexual request of the teen, who in turn put the phone on speaker so his aunt and mother could hear.

Police say Daquan Jones is actually Elvis Richmond. Richmond is a convicted sex offender who is listed on the TBI registry for sexual battery and rape of a child, but he is now also charged with violating sex offender registry laws for allegedly not keeping an updated address on file with the Memphis Police Department. He is also in trouble for reportedly being at the community center because convicted sex offenders cannot be in a public recreation center when children are present.

The address Jones has on file is an apartment on 1081 Court Avenue. Police say he has been living in a house on Lenta Cove for the past five or six months. The woman who answered the door at that address said her brother minds his own business in the neighborhood.

"No sir, he don't bother nobody, he just be like going outside, come back in the house," said Cynthia Richmond. "He be outside cleaning up yards sometime. He don't bother nobody around here though."

Richmond is locked up in the Shelby County jail on an $80,000 bond.

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