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Sex offender posing as teenager accused of raping 13-year-old in Slidell

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Bert McDaniel Jones, 23 Bert McDaniel Jones, 23

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - A registered sex offender released from prison one month ago is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.

According to police, the victim believed she was raped by 17-year-old Daniel Jones, but detectives found that no such person existed. Through an investigation, it was discovered that "Daniel Jones" was actually 23-year-old Bert McDaniel Jones who was released from prison just a month earlier after serving a four-year sentence for Carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The victim was 14-years-old in that case.

Police located Jones and arrested him without incident and is currently being held at the Slidell City Jail. Police believe Jones targeted young women through social media and a local church youth group, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Slidell Police are asking anyone that may have had contact with Bert Jones, AKA Daniel Jones, to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 985-646-6347.

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