Bradford Jensen

Jensen pleads not guilty

Bradford L. Jensen, 33, of Vallejo, California, pleaded not guilty April 5 to charges of furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, contact with a minor for sexual offense, burglary, child molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.

According to a statement from the Susanville Police Department, Jensen was booked into the Lassen County Jail Tuesday, April 2, and charged with communicating with a minor to commit sexual acts, annoying/molesting a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

In the early evening April 2, officers were notified by Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel staff of suspicious circumstances involving three girls at the property who had followed Jensen into a hotel room after he checked in.

Upon arrival, officers found Jensen in a hotel room with three 16-year-old girls. Jensen was initially arrested for an alleged outstanding warrant and booked into the county jail.

However, as the investigation progressed, officers discovered Jensen had picked up the three juveniles on Main Street in Susanville earlier in the day by allegedly soliciting them with alcohol and drugs, according to the statement.

Jensen later brought the girls to the hotel and attempted to conceal their association with him as he rented the room.
Once there, according to the statement, Jensen allegedly provided the juveniles with drugs and solicited them for sex acts.