Lenny Jones facing more than14 years in prison
April 12, 2016
Lenny Jones, Arroyo Grande’s 2014 Citizen of the Year, plead no contest last week to multiple counts of child molestation. He faces a minimum of 14 years, eight month in prison.
In March 2014, Jones was accused of kidnapping, penetrating with a foreign object and molesting two girls under 14 years of age and one girl under 10 years of age. The alleged molestations took place while the three girls were attending a birthday party at Jones’ home.
After investigators discovered explicit pictures of a 3-year-old boy on Jones’ computer, prosecutors added three additional charges; explicit photos of a child, exploitation of a minor and molesting a child.
Jones originally plead not guilty to all of the charges. Last week, he plead no contest to multiple charges related to child molestation.
On May 3, Jones is scheduled to be sentenced to at least 14 years and 8 months in prison.