Actor Jeffrey Jones, who is best known to the over 25 set as the principal in 80s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, has been busted againfor failing to re-register with a sex offender’s database in California.
Jones’s legal problems began in 2003, when he was arrested for possessing child pornography and enticing a 14-year-old boy to appear in pornographic pictures. The actor secured a plea bargain and pleaded no contest to inducing a minor to pose for sexually explicit photos. Jones received five years of probation, court mandated counseling and was required to register as a sex offender on local registries. In 2004, Jones was arrested in Florida for failure to notify local law enforcement of a change of address- an action required under Florida’s version of Megan’s Law. Jones was pursued civilly by the minor in the case when he reached legal adulthood, but the suit was “dismissed with prejudice at the plaintiff’s request” less than two weeks after it was initially filed.
The actor has been charged again this month with felony failure to update his sex offender status. Jones was required to re-register after his September birthday, but had not done so. He was arrested and freed on $20,000 bail, and is set to be arraigned on June 14th.