A former North Carolina State University employee was arrested Friday afternoon on child sex charges dating back to 2007, Raleigh police said.
Marvin Christopher Jones, 44, of 714 S. East St. in Raleigh, is facing three child sex charges. Jones was charged with first-degree sex offense with a child under the age of 13 in January 2007, first-degree rape of a child under the age of 16 in January 2013 and indecent liberties with a child under the age of 16 in January 2014.
Raleigh police said Jones and his female victim knew each other.
Jones listed his employer as N.C. State University when he was booked Friday and the university confirmed that he worked in a facilities maintenance role.
University officials didn’t specify when Jones’ employment began or was terminated, only that he “…was an employee of the university in a facilities maintenance role. He has been trespassed from all university property.”
N.C. State University Police first became aware of the Raleigh Police Department’s investigation this week and said that they provided assistance during the investigation.
University officials stressed that the charges aren’t related to any on-campus incidents and that Raleigh police are investigating.
Roberta Jackson, Jones’ mother, told WNCN that she doesn’t believe her son committed any crimes. “There’s an ongoing thing with a family member, and I don’t know. Right now there’s allegations. I don’t know why he was charged with first-degree rape, he didn’t do it.”
Jackson said that her son is a father of three and that his wife died eight years ago. She said all three are now in the custody of child services.
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