Writer and historian Gerard Jones has been arrested on suspicision of possessing more than 600 child pornography files and uploading such videos to YouTube, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Francisco Police Department arrested Jones on December 29, booking him into the county Jail with the charges of suspicion of possession of child pornography, production of child pornography, sending harmful material to a minor and distribution of child pornography. The 59-year-old submitted in a "not guilty" plea during arraignment on January 5.
“It’s important to differentiate between violent sex offenders (and) these kinds of cases, because there’s a big difference,” said Jones' attorney Seth Chazin. “We tend to lump them all together.”
Jones is known for his 1990s run on Green Lantern, which brought Hal Jordan out of retirement, as well as co-creating the UltraVerse character Prime. The California-based writer eventually segued to writing about comics in a series of books, including the 2005 Eisner Award-winning Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book.