Fort Wayne man charged with allegedly molesting 13-year-old girl

Jalen J. Lyons, 20, of the 4500 block of Southwest Anthony Wayne Drive, was charged Friday in Allen Superior Court with two counts of child molesting for allegedly having sex with a girl who reportedly had told him she was age 13.

The incident reportedly happened between June 1 and Aug. 1 in his car while parked at a campus in the 1000 block of West Rudisill Boulevard, a probable cause affidavit filed in the case said.

The girl told investigators she had met Lyons, who then was age 19, about a month before the incident and told him then she was age 13, the affidavit said. He reportedly began communicating with her via the social media site Snapchat and eventually allegedly arranged to pick her up one night while she was staying at a friend’s house.

He reportedly drove her to the campus, where he allegedly molested her, the affidavit said.