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Registered sex predator busted again for allegedly have sex with a dog…again August 2, 2013

A 52-year old St. Johns County Sexual Predator was arrested for the second time in a week on additional charges of cruelty to animals, sexual activities involving animals and failure to register as a Sexual Predator. The suspect, identified as James Lee Lyons,  52, 7548 U.S. 1 South, was served an arrest warrant this (Thursday) morning and was booked into the County Jail on bonds totaling $61,000.

Last Friday, Lyons was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and sexual activity involving an animal after a neighbor discovered injuries to one of his dogs. A Veterinarian examined the dog and was highly suspicious for animal abuse and bestiality. Evidence led Special Victim’s Detectives to the suspect who was then arrested on a warrant. He was released that evening after posting $11,000 bond.

One of Lyons pretrial release conditions that was ordered by a Circuit Judge was that he not have any pets at his residence. Animal Control Officers responded to the U.S. 1 South residence and removed two additional dogs that were inside the suspect’s residence. The two dogs were taken to another vet office (Matanzas River Animal Hospital) for examination. A Pit Bull belonging to the suspect did not show any injuries, however, a 42 pound Terrier mix female, that the suspect claimed was a stray, had sustained injuries according to the Veterinarian. Dr. Nicholas stated “The injuries to this dog’s genitals were appalling.” He added, “There is no doubt that this dog suffered a great amount of pain…The suffering that this dog endured and continues to endure during the healing process cannot be overstated.”

Following treatment, the Terrier mix (photo attached) is being cared for by County Animal Control and will be offered for adoption and/or rescue at a later time. The Pit Bull will also be available for rescue.

Lyons was also charged with failure to register as a Sexual Predator. Evidence obtained by detectives during the initial investigation revealed that he had been staying at the U.S. 1 South residence on numerous occasions since the beginning of the year. During this time he was registered at a St. Augustine Shores address (437 Gloria St.). It was only after his arrest last week that he registered the temporary address.

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One Response to “Registered sex predator busted again for allegedly have sex with a dog…again”

  1. Tracy Opra Says:

    Please share our Face book page https://www.facebook.com/TAP.Together, I am asking all communities and organizations in the US to get involved in helping me make tougher laws to protect our animals and children! I have contacted Senator Marco Rubio’s office, Senator Thrasher’s office and have many… more calls to make. I am the owner of the home where my tenant’s dog endured this horrific torture. Please help me fight to protect your furry friends and children! What Lyons has done is a pre-curser to build his confidence to prey on children next! Without tougher laws this could be you going through this nightmare! We the people can change the laws, but only if we band together as one voice! PLEASE be a voice for Bailey who cannot speak about the horrific sexual abuse she had to endure. I am asking everyone to compose a letter to the Judge and email it to me at tap.together@yahoo.com . I will be sending these letters to the Judge presiding over this case weekly. These letters will also show our Congress how outraged our citizens of the United States are. I don’t want anyone to ever have to go through this like my tenant and myself. As a result of this predator’s actions my tenant has to move, who has been the best tenant any landlord could ask for! Please help get the word out about T.A.P Together Against Predators and contact me to get involved. The story about what happened to my tenant’s dog can be found at https://www.facebook.com/notes/st-johns-county-sheriffs-office/sexual-predator-arrested-on-additional-charges/704737469543836 .
    Thank you Tracy Contact info below.

    TAP “Together Against Predators”
    Tracy Opra
    Email: tap.together@yahoo.com Please compose a letter to the Judge and email to me, I will be mailing them in weekly. Please be a voice for Bailey!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TAP.Together
    St. Johns County Sheriff’s department story: https://www.facebook.com/notes/st-johns-county-sheriffs-office/sexual-predator-arrested-on-additional-charges/704737469543836
    First Coast News live interview: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=322283

    ” The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with God’s people. Amen ”

    Revelation 22:21


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