Thursday, August 2, 2012

Child Rapist Nearly Kills Man Who "Snitched" On Him

Convicted Pedophile Released From Missouri Prison After Serving 5 Years For Rape
Re-printed from a story at Lafayette Jourmal-Courier on August 2nd 2012
Convicted Child Rapist Christopher McDaniel Jones Lafayette Indiana
Sex Offender Christopher Jones was convicted in Missouri in 2006 of two counts of 1st degree Sodomy to a Minor.

LAFAYETTE, IN. -A Lafayette man was punched, stomped on and kicked into unconsciousness last week for outing an acquaintance as a sex offender, court documents allege.

The victim, 32-year-old Ryan Moynagh, was not moving and found lying in a corner when Lafayette police were called to his Union Street apartment on July 26 2012. Moynagh’s head was covered in blood, and both of his eyes were severely swollen.

The suspect, 25-year-old Christopher McDaniel Jones, of Lafayette, had apparently been staying with Moynagh.

Jones was charged Wednesday in Tippecanoe Superior Court 2 with Battery resulting in serious bodily injury; Strangulation; Criminal Recklessness causing serious bodily injury; and Residential Entry. All four counts are felonies.

Police Chief Don Roush said Moynagh was admitted to St. Elizabeth East hospital and was expected to be released this past Monday. He was not listed as a patient there Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Moynagh, Jones and a third man were hanging out and drinking on July 26. Moynagh reportedly asked the third man if he knew that Jones was a sex offender — causing Jones to become “enraged.”

Jones left, but when he returned later, Moynagh would not let him inside.

He’s accused of reaching through the partially open door and choking Moynagh. Jones’ body weight then broke the door chain, allowing him to get inside.

Jones, who turned himself in at the scene, allegedly admitted to choking and punching Moynagh, then kicking and stomping on Moynagh’s head after he fell down.

The attack lasted 10 to 15 minutes.

As of Wednesday night, Jones was being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail on a $25,000 surety bond.

Court records show that Jones was convicted in Missouri in 2006 of two counts of first degree sodomy to a minor. He was released from prison in March 2011 and is listed on Tippecanoe County’s Sex and Violent Offender Registry, which can be found at

Indiana Crime Watch, Tippicanoe County Sex Offender #107: Christopher Jones
Lafayette Journal-Courier, Lafayette man beaten violently after outing sex offender, police say