Ex-Abington officer accused of assaulting high school student to stand trial, phone conversation monitored

Jordan Jones, a 29-year-old school resource officer at Abington High School accused of institutional sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors, will have a formal arraignment hearing in Montgomery County court on April 10.

A judge will then schedule his trial date, the Pottstown Mercury reported.

According to the Mercury, Jones waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday and remains free on $50,000 unsecured bail. He is prohibited from having contact with the alleged victim and her family and from having unsupervised contact with minors.

The Montgomery County Detective Bureau is leading the investigation and Abington police officials are cooperating, the Mercury said.

The relationship reportedly began in November 2023, with Jones and the student engaging in sexual activity an estimated 15 times during the school year, including at Jones’ home, according to court documents.

On February 12, a phone call between the girl and Jones was monitored by detectives.

Jones allegedly said, “I trust you, I know you wouldn’t try to get me arrested or anything,” and “that’s a big risk, of course. And I took that risk because I care about you,” according to the criminal complaint.

He also allegedly said, “If we were to date, my life would be over.”

“During this conversation, Jones made admissions acknowledging that the two had a sexual relationship. Jones also made comments acknowledging that he was aware that the relationship between the two is illegal,” Kerr alleged in the arrest affidavit.

Due to Jones’ position within the school, he committed a felony of the third degree under Pennsylvania law regarding institutional sexual assault, according to the Mercury.

A third-degree felony is punishable by a possible maximum sentence of 3½ to 7 years in prison.

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Photo: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office