A North Carolina riding instructor is facing two felonies in connection with the repeated sexual abuse of a horseback riding student, authorities say.
Stanley Jones, of Honey Brook Road in Old Fort, is charged with one count of statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child. Jones’s accuser was 14 years-old when the alleged sexual abuse began. The charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred in 2007 and 2008.
Detective Billie Brown of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office tells Rate My Horse PRO Jones teaches riding lessons at Cliffview Stables and customers’ homes.
Detective Brown says there could be more victims and encourages them to come forward. If you have information, please call 828-652-2237 and ask for Detective Brown.
Jones remains in the county jail. His bond is set at $300,000.