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Lionel Morones, age 47 from Lake Elsinore was arrested Saturday for allegedly having sex with a minor.
Lionel Morones, age 47 from Lake Elsinore was arrested Saturday for allegedly having sex with a minor.

Lake Elsinore man arrested for sex with minor


Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Issue 30, Volume 18.
Michelle Mears-Gerst
Reporter


A tip led to the arrest of Lake Elsinore resident Lionel A. Morones for sexually assaulting a minor.

Deputies from the Riverside County’s Sheriff Department were alerted earlier this month about the alleged crime.

Morones, age 47 was arrested Saturday for suspicion of sexually assaulting an Advertisement
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11-year-old girl also from Lake Elsinore. The Lake Elsinore Police Department is continuing the investigation and is seeking any additional victims.

Anyone who has information or were victimized by Morones is asked to contact Investigator Deanne at (951) 245-3395, or by email at lakeelsinorestation@riversidesheriff.org.


 

34 comments

Comment Profile ImageLee Chew
Comment #1 | Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 7:04 am
I suggest releasing this man to the victims family for proper conviction of his crime.
Comment Profile ImageJames
Comment #2 | Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 10:33 am
Please wait for due process.

60% of molest or abuses charges are false, more of these trials end in the wrongful conviction of the innocent than any other type of criminal case. Widespread media attention has caused a state of hysteria in which people who are accused are presumed guilty. This highly emotional charge tends to destroy the ability of the system to handle such cases objectively.One charge of molest or abuse can send a parent, professional or any adult who deals with children to prison for up to eight years. In most cases it is a mandatory sentence and, therefore, many innocent people are now serving long prison sentences.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/05/21/11756575-researchers-more-than-2000-false-convictions-in-past-23-years?lite

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/innocence/etc/other.html

http://californiainnocenceproject.org/index.php/read-their-stories/john-stoll
Comment Profile ImagePaLEASE!
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Mr. James, this man is a sick SOB! May he rot in jail! If he's so innocent then why did he try to kill himself! Next time try harder!
Comment Profile ImageChris
Comment #4 | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm
I agree
Comment Profile ImageMorons!
Comment #5 | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 6:01 am
I guess the words "suspicion" and "alleged" doesnt ring a bell in your vocabulary along with the statement "continuing the investigation". He hasn't even been through the trial to be found guilty! Friggin society is quick to be judge, jury, and executioner. I guess we haven't come far enough from burning witches in Salem. Sad, sad, sad!
Comment Profile Imagewondering mom of 3 girls
Comment #6 | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm
all I was told was a 47 yr old was arrested for having sex w/ an 11 yr old girl. FOR ONE : thats just a sick perverted excuse my language ,,,,,,,,
and TWO: (IF he is guilty) they shud give him a leathal injection as punishment for what he did. . He is a distirbed individual.
Also PLALEASE. you stated in comment #3 if he was so innocent why did he try to kill himself?
I wanted to kno where did you hear that .. cuz none of the articles Ibeen reading say that.
Comment Profile ImageJessie
Comment #7 | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm
James you maybe be right that there are innocent people in jail. This guy is not one of them in my opinion. I am sorry to say I have known this guy for years. I can say I am not surprised at all. I have never had anything good to say about this guy. I am with Palease comment3
Comment Profile ImageRich
Comment #8 | Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 6:52 am
Does anyone know if he was a softball coach in lake Elsinore?
Comment Profile Imagewondering mom of 3 girls
Comment #9 | Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 7:05 am
hey jessie you stated you known him for years . does this guy have 2 brothers . names luis n victor? Is this the same lionel im thinking he is?
but regardless he is a sick personcxbkrz
Comment Profile ImageDisgusted
Comment #10 | Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Wondering mom of 3 girls, I know this guy and the family and I believe he did try to overdose on pills that same night that he was caught! He needs to pay for what he has done and lethal injection would be too easy for him if he is guilty.
Comment Profile ImageSo sad!!!!
Comment #11 | Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Doesn't anyone care that a little girls life was ruined because of this ........
Comment Profile ImageDisgusted
Comment #12 | Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I am all for innocent until proven guilty but I highly doubt that there would be an increase of bail from 3 million to 6 million and 13 felony counts filed against him if he were wrongly accused. During the "continuing investigation" there must have evidence found to file that many charges and feel the need for setting a high bail. If believing this man's guilt in his "alleged" crime make me a moron I will gladly accept the title.
Comment Profile ImageBystander
Comment #13 | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Yes, he was involved in softball....
Comment Profile ImageYessssss
Comment #14 | Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm
I agree with comment #12 praying for this family
Comment Profile ImageChris
Comment #15 | Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 12:47 am
Yes to wondering mom of 3 girls, he has two brothers. Victor was accused of the same thing and the charged where dropped. Hmmmm.
Comment Profile ImageWhoa!!!!
Comment #16 | Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm
Look at all of you accusing, and judging, if this was someone in your own family you would be quick to deny and take justice toward lies. Regardless if you like this man or not don't be so quick to accuse and start deciding how he should be punished. shame on all you with quick judgment, whether this little girl was coached by all this an innocents mans life will never be back to normal and if he did so called molest this little girl her life will never be normal. either way if this man is innocent his life will never be normal again.

killing himself and trying to do so is none of your buisness, yet did you ask him YOURSELF if thats what he was trying to do exactly? im sure you didnt. Did you ASK why? NO you didnt.

This man is a great guy and has a great family standing behind him, have you thought that if he is innocent and does time that his girls life will be ruined as well.

people sicken me on how fast they judge and trying to have a say of how he should be punished. people get angry and easily come quick with revenge and most of the time mothers set their little girls up to accuse. teach yourself better and shut up
Comment Profile Imagewondering mom of 3 girls
Comment #17 | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 4:54 am
disgusted yeah I guess leathal injection would be too easy.
you stated you kno the family and suspect, does.he have 2 brothers
and a sister? and do you know.if he or his family ever lived in Whittier
do you know if the poor little girl was a realative or just a random person.The sick b... needs to be locked away for good.
my prayers go out to the innocent little girl hope she csn revover from this nightmare
Comment Profile ImageDisgustingly disgusted
Comment #18 | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm
I am certain justice will be served. As far as shame...SHAME ON YOU that think a mother would coach their child to make such accusations! A little girl has had her life changed FOREVER! SHAME ON YOU that name his family on the internet. This sick, sick man is a father, a brother, an uncle and his children and family are most likely suffering the aftermath of his actions while he sits protected in jail. I'm sure his children are going through hell as well. Choose your sides, voice your opinions, support your family but bear in mind your words are forever cast on the internet and his victims, be it directly or indirectly deserve a respect.
Comment Profile ImageFamily of five
Comment #19 | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Comment-16
You must be one of the sick B.... brothers- no normal person would defend that sick b...... Are you the one with 10 kids? If you were any kind of father you should feel for the girl. I have know the girl all her life she is NOT a LIAR. He will get his in prison cuz that's where he is going!!!! SICK PEOPLE DEFENDING HIM!!!
Comment Profile ImageThinking
Comment #20 | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:29 pm
People are people, everyone handles situations differently and also how they choose to react to information is different as well. Yes.. There are people who are guilty of committing such sick acts upon children and thats with physical proof and we all know that there is a lot that goes I to proving something like this did happen and when proven guilty, those people get what they deserve. Now, you have those that have been wrongfully accused, and yes, I hate to say it, there are people who sadly have coached there kids I to saying such lies that can ruin another persons life and that makes them just as sick for doing so. If anyone says that a mother would never coach a child to do such things, well open your eyes and read up on some crime history, yes its true a parent has coached a child. I find it interesting that there seems to be bits and pieces of personal family I info being thrown out there I regards to this mans family. Is it from someone who truly knows him? If you do then think that the family maybe suffering as well and never asked for anything like this to happen. Why bring other people into this?, who are you really? Some will be understanding and give the benefit of the doubt and others so quik to convict, but as it stands right now, all the conviction and all the defending, it an endless battle. Those People should be alittle more open minded, and others who are more open minded, well.. Let the people throw stones, call names, and prejudge. I can say that whom ever is the actual victim here, they are te ones that will need kind words and caring hearts, because to read all this does not provide that, and yes sadly whom ever the victim/s are, there life/s will never be the same.
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Comment Profile ImageFar and Away
Comment #21 | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm
Yes.. There are people who are guilty of committing such sick acts upon children and thats with physical proof and we all know that there is a lot that goes I to proving something like this did happen and when proven guilty, those people get what they deserve. Now, you have those that have been wrongfully accused, and yes, I hate to say it, there are people who sadly have coached there kids I to saying such lies that can ruin another persons life and that makes them just as sick for doing so. If anyone says that a mother would never coach a child to do such things, well open your eyes and read up on some crime history, yes its true a parent has coached a child. I find it interesting that there seems to be bits and pieces of personal family I info being thrown out there I regards to this mans family. Is it from someone who truly knows him? If you do then think that the family maybe suffering as well and never asked for anything like this to happen. Why bring other people into this?, who are you really? Some will be understanding and give the benefit of the doubt and others so quik to convict, but as it stands right now, all the conviction and all the defending, it an endless battle. Those People should be alittle more open minded, and others who are more open minded, well.. Let the people throw stones, call names, and prejudge. I can say that whom ever is the actual victim here, they are te ones that will need kind words and caring hearts, because to read all this does not provide that, and yes sadly whom ever the victims are, there lives will never be the same.
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Comment Profile ImageListener
Comment #22 | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm
There is a lot that goes Into proving something like this did happen and when proven guilty, those people get what they deserve. Now, you have those that have been wrongfully accused, and yes, I hate to say it, there are people who sadly have coached there kids Into to saying such lies that can ruin another persons life and that makes them just as sick for doing so. If anyone says that a mother would never coach a child to do such things, well open your eyes and read up on some crime history, yes its true a parent has coached a child. I find it interesting that there seems to be bits and pieces of personal family info being thrown out there In regards to this mans family. Is it from someone who truly knows him? If you do, then do you think that the family maybe suffering as well and that they would never asked for anything like this to happen. Why bring other people into this?, who are you really? Some will be understanding and give the benefit of the doubt and others so quik to convict, but as it stands right now, all the conviction and all the defending, it an endless battle. Those People should be alittle more open minded, and others who are more open minded, well.. Let the people throw stones, call names, and prejudge. I can say that whom ever is the actual victim here, they are the ones that will need kind words and caring hearts, because to read all this does not provide that, and yes sadly whom ever the victims are, there lives will never be the same.
Comment Profile Image13
Comment #23 | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm
This is crazy i dont know why people judge so quick but if he did the crime the law will take its course and justice will be serve.
Comment Profile ImageDisgusted
Comment #24 | Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 10:25 am
I think everyone should mind their own business and let the courts handle this! Too many lives have been turned upside down and unless you are in the situation, who are you to judge! I believe he is guilty and with God's will he will get what he deserves. Again, I think everyone should keep their opinions to themselves and let this go!
Comment Profile ImageChris
Comment #25 | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm
He made it our buisness when he became a product of a tax payers court system. Last I remember this is the USA and we all have a right to speak our minds and the freedom to speak. With all due respect this is a public news paper/ website where people come to share thier thoughts and spread the word of local creeps praying on the innocent. If you don't approve you should not come and read these post. You should not be a Hippocrate and and tell us we can't pass blame when you are blaming the people for exercising the freedom of speech. With that said if people do not want to be criticized they should stay out of the spotlight.
Comment Profile Imagewondering mom
Comment #26 | Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 12:04 am
I would not sit here and defend ANY PERSON accused of having sex wiith a minor.. reguardless if he was my husband , father, brother , uncle or cousin. Its obvious there's enough evidence to arrest him and enough to keep em in jail. So go ahead and keep defending the sick perverted bastard. You have no idea wat that poor little girl must be going thru. I just hope she can get counseling and help her cope with the nightmare that sicko put her thru.
But if it happen to your family you would feel the same way we do.
STOP DEFENDING THE SICK BASTARD!!!
Comment Profile ImageSick!!!!
Comment #27 | Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 9:37 am
If this was your daughter would u be so quick to call her a liar? People like you are the reason that so many children never say anything because they think nobody is going to believe them! I for one am glad that this mother believed her child we need more parents out there like this!
Comment Profile ImageFriend of the victim
Comment #28 | Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 at 1:53 am
Yes this guy has 2 brothers. And this guy coached girls softball. I know both families, and what he did is so wrong!!! This will mess up her life forever. No child should ever have to go through that!!! He deserves what he gets!!!!
Comment Profile Imageturns my stomach
Comment #29 | Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm
he is a sick individual . may he get the maximum punishment allowed
no one should be put thru what the little girl went thru. I believe if that were one of my three daughters he did that to, I would probably be sitting inside of a jail cell right now.. Thats why it turns my stomache to see some of these people defending him.
I bet if they wouldnt be defending him if he did it to someone they love .
Comment Profile Imagedisgusted
Comment #30 | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm
Well sorry ladies and gents. I believe He has a prior. Justice will be served
Comment Profile Imageupset
Comment #31 | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm
thats just wrong ! If thats the case , why in the h... did they let him out after the first time? obviously he didnt learn anything , or he wouldnt of did it again . and this could of been prevented .
What was the judge thinking. UGH!!!!
Comment Profile ImageFamily of five
Comment #32 | Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 9:49 am
There wasn't enough evidence to put him away! she was nine! He is still being a d... in jail telling his family to tell the girls mom that he wants his furniture! Like he is getting out! ............................................................................
Comment Profile ImageBystander ..... Just wondering
Comment #33 | Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 at 6:31 am
This makes my stomach turn ... Probably one of the most unimaginable things that could happen to a little girl.. Her innocence has been gone forever due this mans sick mind.. And her mother and family have to help fix it... A lot of mothers don't belive their children and call them liars but have you ever asked yourself... What would the little girl or her mother have to gain from all of this? Absolutely nothing ... So for anyone to say her mother coached her or she is a liar would make whomever says that just as sick as this man!!!! Let the courts handle it!! Justice will be served!!!
Comment Profile Imageupset
Comment #34 | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:13 am
wow... he has such nerve ..worrying about his d... furniture... what about the childhood he stole from the little girl?
she was robbed of that? she can NEVER get that back .
he is a....................................................
I cant wait for him to get was he deserves

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