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Former Gov. Bevin commutes sentence of man convicted of sex crimes

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 22:13:10-05

HOPKINSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Former Governor Matt Bevin commuted the sentence of Dayton Jones, who was one of multiple teens accused of sexually assaulting another teen at a party in Hopkinsville.

Bevin signed the executive order on December 9, which says Jones' sentence was commuted to time served.

Jones, along with co-defendents Tyler Perry, Colton Cavanaugh, and Samual Miller pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a 15-year-old in 2014. The assault was caught on camera and shared on Snapchat. The teen was seriously injured and suffered severe internal injuries as a result of the assault.

According to the News Edge, Jones was sentenced to 15 years in prison with no possibility of parole after entering a guilty plea in August 2016 to first-degree sodomy, first-degree wanton endangerment, and first-degree distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.