Six years of treatment and good behavior have earned convicted rapist Leroy Jones the opportunity to leave the McNeil Island Special Committment Center (SCC) for the first time in six years and interact with communities in Pierce County on a limited basis while escorted by a Department of Social and Health Services worker. Jones was released to the Less Restrictive Alternative at the SCC in the last two weeks and could immediately begin making the supervised weekly trips to see his community corrections officer and treatment provider in Lakewood and Tacoma. Jones, who was convicted on four counts of rape in the first degree between 1983 and 1985, was civilly committed to the SCC in 1999 based of his sexual criminal history and mental health issues.
Jones is 39 years old, 5-foot 11-inches and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He committed his first rape at age 17 when he convinced a 16 year old girl to go to a motel room with him and then, with the help of another man, threatened the girl with a knife and sexually assaulted her. Then, in a two-month span from May to June 1985, Jones committed three more rapes with a group of men who would knock on a woman’s door and then force their way inside. Jones took part in the rape of a 67-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman and a 37-year-old woman. In the last assault, Jones cut the woman’s arms with a knife while forcing his way inside her apartment. Jones’ criminal history also includes theft,
assault, robbery, fugitive escape, resisting arrest, and burglary.
Jones is considered to be a high risk to reoffend and he is classified as a Level 3 offender. His primary residence will be on McNeil Island.
In Washington there are more than 17,000 convicted sex offenders eligible for registration. There are currently more than 2,500 registered sex offenders in Pierce County.