Man arrested after admitting he molested minor

Columbus, GA – A Columbus man is in jail after admitting he molested an 8-year-old girl several times.

36-year-old John Paul Jones will face a judge on Tuesday in Recorder's Court after stating that he molested an 8-year old girl five times within the last three months.

Jones was arrested outside his home near Snelling Drive around 9:30PM on Sunday.

According to the police report Jones told police he touched the girl outside of her clothing in a sexual manner so he could get 'sexually aroused.'

Jones faces 5 counts of child molestation.

He's scheduled to appear in Columbus Recorder's Court at 2:00 PM on Tuesday.