Police: Meriden man charged with risk of injury to child while incarcerated

Police: Meriden man charged with risk of injury to child while incarcerated



MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he made sexually explicit statements to a minor during phone calls while he is incarcerated and serving a sentence. 

Equan Jones, 31, of 230 W. Main St., Meriden, was charged by warrant on Thursday with risk of injury to a minor. 

According to statements in court, Jones is serving a sentence for a violation of probation charge. This is the fourth violation of probation in connection with a second-degree manslaughter conviction from 2007, the bail commissioner said. 

On Jan. 11 Meriden police received information from the Department of Correction about a possible inappropriate relationship between Jones and a 15-year-old that is known to him. Police received recorded phone calls that Jones made while he is incarcerated, and noted the calls included sexually explicit statements from Jones toward the teenager. 

Jones was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. The judge set bond at $50,000 and continued the case to Jan. 8.

—Lauren Sellew


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