Police: Assailant sought jail to get even with son’s killer

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida man who sexually assaulted a woman and then called 911 to turn himself in told them he wanted to go to prison to get even with a person who killed his son.

The Palm Beach Post reports that 49-year-old Joel Jones was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison on a conviction of armed sexual battery. The newspaper reports that the victim told authorities Jones attacked her in August 2014 as he was showing her an office building she would be cleaning. She said he let her go after the attack, and she heard him calling 911 as she left.

According to an arrest report, Jones said he wanted to go to prison to get even with the person who killed his 14-year-old son.

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