Aggravated rape, kidnapping charges upheld in 2009 conviction

Barnstable man found guilty of kidnapping and raping Dennis woman in 2008

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe's Office announced Friday that an Appeals Court upheld an aggravated rape conviction from 2009.

In 2009 Timothy Jones, 52, of 205 Mitchell's Way in Hyannis, was found guilty of aggravated rape, armed kidnapping with sexual assault, assault with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit murder in connection with an incident from the previous year.

On November 9, 2008, Jones kidnapped a woman from the parking lot of her Dennis work place at knife-point, bound her with tape and brought her to his Hyannis home. There, according to the DA's Office, Jones repeatedly raped the woman over a ten hour period.

During his three-day trial in 2009, Jones was found guilty and sentenced to 25 to 30 years at MCI Cedar Junction by Barnstable Superior Court Judge Richard Connon. In his appeal, according to the DA's Office, Jones claimed his trial counsel was "ineffective" and failed to move to exclude evidence and challenge DNA evidence. Police seized evidence including packing tape which tested positive for the victim's DNA from Jone's home.

The initial trial was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lisa Edmonds. Jones was represented by Attorney Lawrence Zalis of Barnstable. Assistant District Attorney Lisa Edmonds argued the appeal, according to the DA's Office. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on