Additional charges filed in Mississippi County, Missouri, child molestation case

A Mississippi County, Missouri, man who was arrested Monday regarding allegations he sexually abused multiple children now faces additional charges, according to the sheriff’s department. 

The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department says 76-year-old Arlen "Russ" Lee Jones now faces nine counts of first degree statutory sodomy and nine counts each of child molestation and first degree endangering the welfare of a minor. Investigators say each of the incidents involved a child younger than 6 years old and happened while the children were in Jones’ care. 

Jones was initially charged with three counts of each of the charges. 

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