ARLINGTON, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis police lieutenant is facing indictments for the rape of a 15-year-old girl, according to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office.
Jeffrey Jones, 52, is accused of raping the teenage daughter of an acquaintance sometime between December 2018 and May 2019, according to the DAG’s office.
Jones, of Arlington, is indicted for rape and sexual battery by an authority figure. He was booked into the Shelby County Jail Thursday on $75,000 bond.
Jones has since been released after posting bail.
An MPD spokesperson released a statement Friday afternoon, saying they could not provide any details regarding the indictment because it is an open investigation with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
“The indictment and allegations against Jeffrey Jones are appalling," said MPD Director Mike Rallings. “These accusations are also the subject of an active internal investigation with the Memphis Police Department’s Inspectional Services. The allegations against Jones are, in no part, a reflection of the dedicated and hardworking women and men of the Memphis Police Department.”
Jones joined the department in September 1997. He is currently relieved of duty pending the outcome of the internal investigation.