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OSP Detectives Arrest Man on Multiple Sex-Related Crimes and Luring a Minor
Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald
Criminal Investigations Division
(541) 618-7967

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A Grants Pass area resident and business owner, who is also a registered sex offender in Oregon, was arrested Sunday by the Oregon State Police (OSP) after a criminal investigation revealed he was text messaging sexually explicit content to a 15-year old juvenile female and had made arrangements to meet her for the purposes of having sexual contact at his business.
On September 16, 2011, OSP received a request from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office to investigate allegations that a 31-year old male was sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year old female in the Josephine County area. An OSP detective at the Central Point Area Command office, working in cooperation with the victim and her family, took over the investigation.
On October 2, 2011, OSP detectives and troopers arrested GREGORY DEAN JONES, age 31, from Grants Pass, at a local convenience store parking lot where the suspect planned to pick up the juvenile female victim. JONES, a registered sex offender and owner of Oregon Combat Sports in Grants Pass, had arranged to pick the victim up and take her back to his business for the purpose of having sexual contact. JONES allegedly sent sexually explicit material to the juvenile and solicited her for sexual contact for two months after meeting her through his local business.
JONES was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:
  • Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree
  • Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the Second Degree
  • Luring a Minor
  • Furnishing Sexually Explicit Material to a Child
OSP is trying to confirm if there may be other victims who have had contact with the suspect. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Deanna Harris at (541) 618-7952.