Man Slits His Throat In Court After He Was Found Guilty Of Child Sex Abuse

A man slit his own throat in court after being convicted of child sex abuse.

Jeffrey Scott Jones, a 56-year-old teacher from Huntington Beach in California, pulled out a razor blade and slashed himself just moments after the verdict was delivered on Wednesday.

He was rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Jones, who taught Advanced Place English classes at a local academy, was accused of molesting and having sex with a 13-year-old relative of his live-in girlfriend in 2012 and 2013.

Prosecutors at the Orange County courtroom said DNA evidence pointed to Jones, while the defence argued that the girl had lied to cover up her cannabis use.

The jury deliberated for around two hours before convicting Jones of continuous sexual abuse and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

His offences carry a potential sentence of 66 years to life in prison.

Right after the judge asked if we wanted jurors polled, both attorneys said no – and then he [Jones] took a razor out of his left pocket and slashed his throat, prosecutor Heather Brown said.

His head hit the table and I thought he had fainted. But then I saw the blood and the razor on the table.

The county Sheriff’s Department will now investigate how Jones, who had been free on bail, managed to sneak a razor blade through court security.


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