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Ex-ski resort employee gets 4 month sentence

A former Kirkwood Ski Resort employee was sentenced to four months in the county jail last month for molesting a 13-year-old girl.

Toby Loren Lewis, 25, worked in the resort’s lift maintenance department when he began cultivating a friendly relationship with the girl last winter during the ski season. Alpine County Sheriff’s Detective Tom Nagel said Lewis told the girl he was 19.

“There was only one incident, but the whole relationship took place over a few months,” Nagel said.

One day during the ski season, while the girl was skiing with a friend, Lewis got the girl alone and took her into a lift shack at the top of one of the runs, Nagel said.

Lewis, who was arrested on June 9, his 26th birthday, eventually pleaded guilty to one count of a lewd and lascivious act with a minor. He was placed on five years probation.

“This was a case of very good observant parents,” Nagel said. “They noticed a difference in their daughter and talked with her about it.”

The parents came to the sheriff’s department on Memorial Day weekend. Nagel said Lewis will also be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

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