Mukwonago man arrested in Internet sex sting

Published on: 5/28/2009

Bobby Thomas Jones, aka Tom Jones, 66, of the Village of Mukwonago, was arrested in Green Bay on May 12 for allegedly using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and exposing a child to harmful material. Jones serves on the Village of Mukwonago Board of Building and Zoning Appeals.

According to a release from the Green Bay Police Department, the department was contacted April 14 about a computer crime class that was being taught at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Jones apparently contacted someone in the class who was posing as a 14-year-old girl and began chatting with her online. The conversation turned sexual, and the Police Department set up a sting operation and began the investigation.

Jones travelled to Green Bay where he thought he was going to meet the 14-year-old. Instead, he was greeted by officers and taken into custody without incident, according to the report.

Village of Mukwonago Police were contacted by Green Bay Police to help search Jones’ house, said Lt. Kevin Schmidt.

Jones has been charged with the use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime and second-degree sexual assault of a child. He is to have no unsupervised contact with minor females and is prohibited from using computers. Jones was released on $5,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for June 4.