Crime

Chico Woman Accused of Sex Crimes Against 12-Year-Old Potter Valley Child, Says MCSO

The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Lexie Thompson [Mugshot provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On 08-25-2021 Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to contact the reporting party of a suspected sexual abuse of a 12 year-old minor.  Upon learning the circumstances of the investigation, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives were dispatched to conduct further investigations.

Through the investigation, it was learned that near the end of July 2021, Lexie Thompson engaged in multiple sexual acts with a 12 year-old minor at a residence in the area of the 14000 block of North Busch Road in Potter Valley (California). 

The investigation revealed Thompson engaged in the sexual acts with the 12 year-old minor, who was known to Thompson, over at least the course of a single day. 

On 08-27-2021, Thompson was contacted and interviewed. 

Thompson was subsequently arrested for the following charges: Lewd Sexual Acts with a Minor Under 14 Years Old (288(a) PC), Oral Copulation of a Minor Under 14 Years Old (287 (b)(2) PC), and Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object of a Minor Under 14 Years Old (289 (i) PC). 

Thompson was also identified as being on summary probation and arrested for violation of probation (1203.2 PC). 

Following her arrest, Thompson was booked into the Mendocino County Jail. 

A Mendocino Superior Court Judge was contacted and a bail enhancement was requested which resulted in Thompson being held on a No Bail Status.

This investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information related to Lexie Thompson is asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau Tip-Line at 707-234-2100 or contact Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086.

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