Court Report

WHITLEY COUNTY — A Corbin man charged with sodomy, incest and sexual abuse has had his trial set by the Whitley County Circuit Court Monday morning.

The trial of Joshua Jones, 39, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on April 8. An order for mediation is also to be tendered by the Commonwealth before then.

Jones was indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury in October 2018. He was arrested just two days later while appearing in court on a civil matter.

The indictment states that between June 1, 2014, and July 11, 2018, Jones engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 12. He faces charges of first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse.

At the time, Corbin Police Detective Coy Wilson said that the victim’s mother had contacted the police concerning Jones several months prior to his arrest.

Jones’ bail was originally set to $25,000 at the time of his arrest, but was later raised to $100,000 in Jan. 2019.

He is currently being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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