CYPRESS (CNS) - A 25-year-old parolee was behind bars today on charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl with whom the defendant allegedly had a relationship over the past few months.

Jerry Laron Lewis, who was was being held without bail, was arrested Saturday when Cypress police were conducting a parole compliance check on the defendant at the Royal Inn, 6112 Lincoln Ave., Cypress police Officer Michael Wintersole said.

When police arrived at the motel, they found Lewis with a 15-year-old girl in her underwear, Wintersole said. She told police she had been having a ``consensual'' sexual relationship with the defendant for the past three months, Wintersole said.

Lewis, who is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 26, is charged with unlawful sexual intercourse, sexual penetration with a foreign object of a victim younger than 16, oral copulation of a victim younger than 18 years old, possession and control of child pornography and possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.

Police suspect there may be more victims, Wintersole said. Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (714) 229-6636.

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