Point Pleasant Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Girl

Jonathan Ivins
Jonathan Ivins

A 35-year-old Point Pleasant man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Pt. Pleasant Police Chief Lawrence R. Williams.

Jonathan Ivins is being held at the Ocean County Jail awaiting extradition to Kentucky on $100,000 cash bail.

According to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office:

On March 3, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Lindsay Woodfield and Det. Edward Miller of the Point Pleasant Police Department arrested Ivins at his Lawrence Avenue home on an outstanding warrant issued by the Newport, Ky. Police Department.  The arrest warrant charges Ivins with first-degree Rape.

The warrant stems from a 2007 incident in which Ivins allegedly sexually assaulted the victim. The reported incident took place when Ivins was residing in Newport, Ky. At the time, the victim was 14 and Ivins was 29.    

Kentucky authorities contacted the Point Pleasant Police Department and requested assistance in the defendant's arrest. Point Pleasant Police Lt. Adam Picca contacted the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit and advised them of the pending arrest. 

It was at that point Det. Woodfield was assigned to assist with the arrest and interview of Ivins.  


Jen Flanagan March 05, 2014 at 12:06 PM
To set the facts for you people who want to shoot first and then get the info. He lives in Point Pleasant where he has lived for over 8 years. He did live in Kentucky prior to this. He was not running from the law, he did not hear of the allegations/ warrant until he was arrested, in front of his children including his daughter. I know its difficult but know there are two sides to every story, try to open up your minds before spouting garbage. If he is found guilty then he should be punished, but if he isn't found guilty the unfortunate part is this young ladies accusations will follow him and his family forever.
Sarah Cole March 05, 2014 at 03:48 PM
I have known Johnathan for almost 20 years. He is a good man and a great father!! What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?! Don't believe everything you hear/read!!!
joey matthews March 05, 2014 at 04:07 PM
I to have known John 22 years would trust him with my kids in a sec Innocent to proven guilty anyone can say anything and under Kentucky Law this is a third degree crime not 1st so something is wrong with the charges or the reporting You think girls from broken homes don't look or act older have tats and piercings and drink at age of 14 and lie about there age then you live under a rock does she have a ax to grind revenge against him or a relative? so many ?
GETALIFE March 06, 2014 at 06:51 PM
If all these people are so trustworthy of John then I think you should all leave your daughter with him. There is a lot of sick people in this big bad world. Heck even some fathers have been charged with molesting their own daughter.
Sarah Cole March 07, 2014 at 10:15 PM
I have and would still trust him with my children!


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