April 25, 2022

Jones County Man Arrested On Enticement Of A Child Charge

Mary Apel

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested Daniel Jenkins, age 57 of Laurel, on Sunday, April 24, 2022,  on a charge of Enticement of a Child for Sexual Purposes.

An online group called Predator Poachers, who were posing as a ten year old girl on the social media platform Instagram, were contacted by Jenkins in December 2021.

Throughout the online conversation, Jenkins reportedly sent explicit sexual messages to the individual he believed to be a ten year old female child. Jenkins was reportedly very clear in communicating his intentions during the conversations including providing his home address.  

“Enticement of a child for  sexual purposes is just a horrible crime ,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. “JCSD Sergeant J.D. Carter is the lead investigator on this case and has obtained disturbing information from the group Predator Poachers on Daniel Jenkins’ online social media communications. . We will be seeking to determine if any other cases of enticement of a child can be tied to Daniel Jenkins.”

Jenkins is incarcerated in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.

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