Cameron man facing charges of rape and child molestation

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A Cameron man faces two felony charges in Caldwell County after he allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl last week.

Twenty-two-year-old Ja’Quawn Jones has been charged with first-degree rape or attempted rape and fourth-degree child molestation involving a child less than 17 years of age and an offender greater than four years older.  Bond is $500,000 cash only for Jones, and he is not to have contact with the alleged victim. A bond appearance hearing is scheduled for August 12.

A probable cause affidavit accuses Jones of pushing the girl onto the hood of his vehicle and having deviate sexual intercourse with her after parking in a field entrance on Northwest Custer Drive of Cameron. The girl reportedly told Jones no multiple times and became scared when he told her there was a gun in the vehicle.