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Teacher slashes throat in court moments after jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting girl

By Mason White 6:31 PM October 20, 2016
Jeffrey Scott Jones 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl over a period of more than a year, according to police in California.

Now, 56-year-old Jeffrey Scott Jones of Huntington Beach, is facing up to life in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault.

According to the police investigation, Jones, who was a teacher at the Libra Academy, sexually assaulted the girl, who was not identified, for more than a year.

Police found Jones’ DNA on the girl. Moments after the jury found him guilty, Jones pulled out a razor from his pocket and slashed his throat.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.