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Wildwood Police Department
Tuesday February 15th, 2022 :: 10:28 a.m. EST


Sexual Assault Investigation Leads to Arrest

     On Saturday, February 5, 2022, members of the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division, conducted an investigation into the sexual assault of underage minor victim.  During the course of the preliminary investigation, detectives were successful in identifying the individual responsible for the sexual assault.  The person of interest was identified as Divine Jones, 20-year-old male, currently residing in the City of Wildwood, and is currently employed at a local restaurant as a cook.   

     During the emergent investigation, information was developed with a nexus connecting Jones to the sexual assault of the underage minor.  At the conclusion of the investigation the following criminal charges were filed, specific to the crime. 

     Devine Jones was charged with aggravated sexual assault (a crime of the second degree) and endangering the welfare of a child (a crime of the third degree).  As a result of the totality of the circumstances surrounding the aforementioned actions of Jones, he was incarcerated at the Cape May County Correctional Center, in accordance with the Attorney General Guidelines, promulgated in connection with the Criminal Justice Bail Reform Policies and Directives.

Wildwood Police Department
City of Wildwood- Municipal Building
Wildwood, NJ 08260

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