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Ferris Bueller Principle Jeffrey Jones Guilty Sex Offender

Posted by on September 29, 2010 at 7:17 PM EST

jeffrey jonesFerris Bueller’s principle, Jeffrey Jones is in trouble with the law because he is an unregistered sex offender.

Jeffrey Jones, the actor who played the bumbling Principle Roony in the iconic teen hit Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is in trouble with the law again.

On Tuesday Jeffrey Jones entered a plea of guilty to the charge of failing to register as a sex offender. He received three years probation and will have to serve 250 hours or community service.

In the state of California – where Jeffrey Jones lives – convicted sex offenders are required to update their status with the local police department whenever they move to or spend a significant amount of time in a specific area. Even if they don’t move they are required to update their status periodically. As part of Jones’ initial sentence stemming from a 2003 incident he was required to update his states every year. He failed to do that last year.

Jeffrey Jones was initially arrested in 2003 and charged with possession of child pornography and paying a 14-year-old boy to allow Jeffrey Jones to take nude pictures of him. In a plea bargain the child pornography charges were dropped and Jones pleaded no contest to the charge of inducing a minor to pose for sexually explicit photographs. He was initially sentenced to five years probation and had to undergo counseling. As part of Megan’s Law he was required to register as a sex offender for life.

While his career may have slowed since this incident it has not kept him from working. Since 2003 he has been in a movie and two TV series including the very well reviewed HBO hit Deadwood. Reports are that Jeffrey Jones will do his community service by picking up roadside trash.



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