Rohnert Park police have arrested a 35-year-old man they say tried to take two teen girls to a motel after meeting them at a mall.
Jonathon Wayne Smith, a Montana resident, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police spotted him sitting in the back seat of a car with a 15-year-old girl at Snyder Lane and Rohnert Park Expressway.
According to police, Smith befriended the teen, along with another underage girl, at a shopping mall. He then picked them up and tried to take them to a motel. After being turned away at two motels, Smith drove to Sunrise Park, where police allege that he committed “lewd and lascivious acts” with one of the underage girls.
Smith was also charged with attempted unlawful sex with a minor and transported to Sonoma County Jail on a $30,000 bail.