Woodstock cheerleading coach fired after arrest on child molestation charges

Donald Jones

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Donald Jones

A former Woodstock cheerleading coach was arrested Sunday after officials said he took a 15-year-old boy to his home and sexually assaulted him.

Donald Jones, 31, of Marietta, is charged with three counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of enticing a child.

Jones was the athletic director of Rockstar Cheer, according to the gym's website.

An arrest warrant obtained by AJC.com reveals the graphic details of the alleged sexual assault, which happened last Thursday.

Jones picked up the teen in his car, took him to his home and molested him more than once, the warrant said. The victim told Jones to stop and “asked why it hurt,” according to the warrant.

Rockstar Cheer owner Carolyn Garrison fired Jones hours after he was arrested, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“I am working on their children’s behalf,” Garrison told the news station. “To support them. To protect them, and encourage them.”

It’s not clear if the alleged victim was a Rockstar Cheer athlete. However, Garrison said Sunday was still emotional as she grappled with how to move the gym forward and “further protect the people who walk through my doors and trust me every day.”

“I’m not kidding when I say these kids are my kids,” she said.

Garrison said counselors will be available at Rockstar Cheer on Monday night. On Tuesday, she will have one-on-one meetings with parents, she told Channel 2.

Jones was booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on Sunday, jail records show. He was released on a $110,220 bond.

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