Protective order extended against former Georgetown College president

William Jones (Georgetown College)

William Jones (Georgetown College)

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – The former president of Georgetown College, William Jones, appeared in court Wednesday morning in Lexington.

Jones and the woman who filed this order against him appeared Wednesday morning and, after a short discussion with both attorneys, Judge Libby Messer ruled to extend the protective order.

A former Georgetown College employee filed an emergency protective order back in October. In the order, she says that Jones sexually assaulted her in the Marriot Hotel in downtown Indianapolis while the two were on a work trip.

She says in the report she told Jones “no” a number of times.

Hours after that protective order was filed, Jones was fired from his position as President of Georgetown College with the Board of Trustees’ Chair saying, in part, that “they hold their students, staff, and administration to the highest ethical standards.”

Jones is also facing accusations of inappropriate behavior from another female college employee and other conduct violations of his employment agreement.

With the protective order in place, Jones may not come within 500 feet of the victim or have any conduct with her. Jones also may not possess any firearms while the order is valid.

Judge Messer scheduled a status hearing for April 2022.

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