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Grandfather Arrested For Child Molestation

On June 11, 2009, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Child Abuse detectives arrested 57-year-old Lorenzo Jimenez, Sr. on child molestation charges. The victim is a young family member who had been staying with Jimenez, Sr. and his wife during the summer of 2008. Jimenez, Sr. has been a registered sex offender in the County of Sacramento for the past 30 years.

In April 2009, the victim told her mother Jimenez, Sr. had molested her. The victim’s mother notified the Sheriff’s Department and an investigation was initiated. Following the lengthy investigation, Child Abuse detectives submitted the case to the District Attorney’s office for review and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Jimenez, Sr.

Jimenez, Sr. was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on the felony charges of Sexual Acts with a Child 10-years-old or Younger and Engaging in Three or more Acts of Substantial Sexual Conduct With a Child Under Age 14. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on June 15, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 63.

According to detectives there is nothing that leads them to believe Jimenez, Sr. may have victimized other children. However, detectives are interested in finding and interviewing other local estranged Jimenez family members. Anyone with information regarding this case, or the prior bad acts of Lorenzo Jimenez, Sr., is urged to call Sheriff’s Child Abuse Detective Darin Pometta at (916) 874-5203, or (916) 874-5191.

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