Woman Describes Distressing Encounter as She Faked Seizure to Avoid Being Raped by Louisiana Man
Quick thinking from a woman who was being assaulted may have prevented her from being raped by a Louisiana man.
According to KTVE, Tona "T.J." Jones has been arrested and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of Sexual Battery and Simple Battery. The arrest comes after an incident that took place on February 23, 2023, in Monroe, Louisiana.
On that day, the Monroe Police Department responded to a call regarding a disturbance on Desiard Street. Upon their arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who detailed a distressing encounter involving Jones. The victim alleged that Jones had forcefully attempted to engage in sexual intercourse with her.
According to court documents, the victim explained that she had been at Jones's residence the previous evening, February 22, 2023, to hang out. Throughout the night, Jones allegedly consumed alcoholic beverages. The victim further stated that they had fallen asleep in separate rooms.
At around 8:30 AM on February 23, 2023, Jones purportedly approached the victim, climbing on top of her and attempting to remove her pants. As the victim cried out for help, Jones allegedly covered her mouth to silence her cries.
To escape the situation, the victim claimed to have faked a seizure, causing Jones to cease his actions and flee the scene. As he made his escape, the victim recounted that Jones warned her, "You're going to tell on me," and took her cell phone with him.
Following an investigation into the incident, authorities arrested Jones on May 30, 2023. He was subsequently booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center, facing charges of Sexual Battery and Simple Battery.
The Monroe Police Department is actively pursuing the case, ensuring that justice is served for the victim. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty. See the full story for updates here via KTVE.