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Fourth Hopkinsville Man Accepts Plea for Sexual Assault of Minor

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The fourth and final defendant in a Hopkinsville sexual assault case involving a minor has accepted a plea agreement. 

Attorney General Andy Beshear said in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Dayton Jones has entered a plea before Christian Circuit Judge John Atkins. Jones was scheduled for a jury trial today.

Jones agreed to a 15-year sentence for first-degree sodomy, first-degree wanton endangerment and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He must also register as a sex offender.

Three co-defendants in the case entered plea agreements last week. The four men were sentenced for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy at a party in 2014.

Jones’ final sentencing is November 1.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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