Lenny Jones charged with child molestation 2 decades ago
April 23, 2015
Arroyo Grande Citizen of the Year Lawrence Lenny Jones was charged with child molestation in 1995, though the charges were dropped after he underwent counseling. [Tribune]
Jones is currently being held without bail in the San Luis Obispo County Jail after he allegedly molested two girls under the age of 14, one girl under 10 year of age and a 3-year-old boy at a birthday party in March at his Arroyo Grande home.
Following an Arroyo Grande Police Department investigation, in 1995, Jones was charged with misdemeanor molesting or annoying a child. He then retained attorney Chris Casciola.
In December 1995, the district attorney’s office asked the court to dismiss the charge on the condition that Jones’ complete two years of counseling. Jones complied and the charges were dropped.
Jones is currently facing charges of kidnapping, penetrating with a foreign object, molesting two girls under 14 years of age, molesting one girl under 10 years of age, having explicit photos of a child, exploitation of a minor and molesting a child.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff investigators found explicit photos from the March birthday party on Jones’ computer that corroborate much of the information gathered from the children, according to a press release.
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