Child Testifies in Criminal Trial of After School Counselor Accused of Molestation

Michael Jones After School Program sexual abuseMichael Nathan Jones, now 25 years old, is facing criminal charges that he molested an 8-year old girl in 2011 at Forest Hills Elementary school in Coral Springs.  At the time of the incident, Jones was employed as an after-care counselor at the school by After School Program, Inc.

On June 28, 2016, the alleged victim testified in the criminal trial that Jones (whom the students referred to as “Mr. Mike”) touched the girl inappropriately when she was 8 years old while other children were watching a movie.  According to the girl, he reached under her skirt and asked her, “Does that tickle?” He also allegedly put his head under her skirt and asked her again, “Does that tickle?” Each time she replied no. Jones faces one count of sexual battery on a minor and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.   Two other girls, ages 11 and 12, also testified in court that Jones touched them in a sexual manner between the legs in 2011.

Farmer Jaffe sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz filed and settled a civil lawsuit on behalf of the first child to testify in court yesterday, who was 8 years old when she was allegedly molested (Broward County Circuit Court, Case No. 15-018809).  It was disclosed in the criminal trial that the family received a  settlement of $450,000 in the civil lawsuit.

Farmer Jaffe attorney Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits arising from sexual abuse in schools, day cares, and youth serving organizations.  If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse in a school, day care, after school program, or a youth-serving organization or any other location, please email attorney Adam Horowitz at [email protected] or call our law firm at (954) 524-2820. 

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