Arroyo Grande 'Person of the Year' faces kidnapping and child molestation charges

Apr 14, 2015

The man named Arroyo Grande's Citizen of the Year for 2014 by the local Chamber of Commerce is facing charges of kidnapping and child molestation.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Lawrence Jones—known as Lenny Jones—was arrested Monday following an investigation.

The department says two girls under the age of 14 were sexually molested while attending a birthday party at Jones' home in rural Arroyo Grande.

Deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying any other potential victims.