Man gets one year for molesting teen


Jason Lavender stared at the floor and remained quiet as a Ventura County judge read his sentence: one year in jail, five years supervised probation and a lifetime on the sex offender registry.

The 44-year-old former attorney for a prominent Westlake Village financial firm was convicted in October of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, a friend of his daughter’s.

At his Dec. 13 sentencing, Lavender heard from his victim as well as the victim’s father, who called the longtime y...

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