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January 6, 2017

Writer Gerard Jones Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Pornography

imageThis apparently broke Thursday, one week after the December 29 arrest. At issue are the ownership of images said to involved children performing sexual acts and uploading some of those images on YouTube: possession and distribution. The San Francisco district attorney's office issued the warrant for the search that led to the arrest.

The 59-year-old Jones is probably best known for his comic book history Men Of Tomorrow, which won an Eisner Award in 2005 and considerable praise for its linking of early comic book publishing to organized crime. Jones was at one point a prolific writer of comics for clients on a range of titles from Marvel to DC to Dark Horse to Malibu. His best-known work during this period was probably his own (with writing partner Will Jacobs and various artists) The Trouble With Girls, a spy satire that enjoyed multiple publishers in the mid-1980s including Comico and Epic.

Jones has entered a plea of not guilty through lawyer Seth Chazin; the regional newspaper coverage has him denying all allegations.

Jones made a brief, public statement on Facebook this morning.
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