PD: Man made videos of child sex abuse

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- A 69-year-old Prescott Valley man is accused of molesting a female child for years and recording videos of the alleged sexual encounters, according to an email from Sgt. Scott Stebbins with the Prescott Valley Police Dept.

Clarence Auburn Jones, 69, was arrested Nov. 4 on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and molestation of a child. The abuse took place from 2005 to 2012, according to police.

Investigators said the abuse started when the victim was 10 years old and continued for seven years until she moved out of state.

In 2012, a friend of the victim reported her concerns that the girl had been molested by Jones, but an investigation at that time by Child Protective Services and police could not substantiate the allegation.

Investigators were hindered by the fact that the victim had moved to another state and had told authorities in that state she was not a victim of the alleged crime.

The case was reopened recently after police received additional information that Jones was in possession of child pornography.

Detectives obtained a search warrant and found Jones had an extensive collection of child pornography downloaded from the Internet as well as sexually graphic videos he had made of himself with the child victim.

Detectives contacted the victim again, who is now 19 years old.

She was cooperative and stated she was emotionally relieved that the investigation was moving forward.