Cops: Greenville sex offender had girl, 7 in home

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old convicted sex offender has been charged with kidnapping after a mother found her 7-year-old daughter in his Greenville apartment.

Investigators said the mother was frantically searching for her daughter Sunday when she couldn’t find her playing at their apartment complex.

Police say she knocked on Clayton Jones’ door, and he said the girl wasn’t there. But the mom then saw her daughter walking around the apartment wearing a blond wig and makeup.

The investigation is continuing. State records online do not indicate what crime Jones committed to end up on the sex offender registry, but is he listed in the most serious category of offenders.

Jones is being held at the Greenville County jail without bond. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

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