Convicted killer on parole accused of rape in South Bend

(Photo supplied/Michiana Crime Stoppers)

A convicted killer accused of raping a Downtown South Bend ambassador has been arrested.

The victim says she was attacked, assaulted, and robbed on Aug. 21 after being approached in the 200 block of South Michigan Street.

ABC 57 News reports DNA evidence led to Dennis Jones, 50, who was on parole at the time for a murder conviction.

He was sentenced to 45 years in prison on the murder charge in 2002.


  1. “Dennis Jones, 50

    He was sentenced to 45 years in prison on the murder charge in 2002.”

    I think I see the problem with our system… Either he went to jail 5 years before he was born, or the system is failing to detain people for a sufficient portion of their sentences. Maybe it’s time we got back to executing murderers to avoid problems like this one.

  2. I agree you take a life and they knew what they were doing, Why spare there life.But do it in a timely matter and don’t wait 20 year’s to do it.

  3. Now we learn this was the second time he was paroled. First after serving only 17 years.

    “Jones was originally released in 2019 but went back to prison after using cocaine.
    The Parole Board gave him a second chance in November of 2020.”

    The parole board needs to be in jail.


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