Crime

Lenny Jones faces more charges after third alleged victim is identified

Lawrence Lucien Jones, 63, of Arroyo Grande was arrested Monday, April 13, 2015, on suspicion of kidnapping, penetration with a foreign object and child molestation. Original story »
Lawrence Lucien Jones, 63, of Arroyo Grande was arrested Monday, April 13, 2015, on suspicion of kidnapping, penetration with a foreign object and child molestation. Original story »

San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s officials said they have identified a third girl who they believe was molested at an Arroyo Grande man’s home last month.

The Sheriff’s Office has recommended four additional charges be filed against Lenny Jones, 63, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation. They are child molestation, exploitation of a child and false imprisonment, all felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child, according to a news release.

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday announced it filed six criminal charges against Jones: oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child under 10 years old, kidnapping for the purpose of child molestation, lewd acts with a child under 14 years old, and using a minor for sex acts.

He also faces misdemeanor charges of annoying or molesting a child and destruction of evidence.

Jones, a prominent real estate agent in Arroyo Grande, was Arroyo Grande’s 2014 Citizen of the Year.

Jones remains in San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $1.1 million bail, which was increased from $1 million. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4500.

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