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Former Butler man charged with molesting children

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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 4:14 p.m.

A former Butler County man is awaiting extradition from New Mexico on more than 150 counts of sexual assault involving children.

Butler police this week charged Thomas W. Lehnerd, 50, with aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and related charges. Lehnerd molested and performed sex acts on two females between late 1993 and 2008 when he lived in Butler, police said.

Police said they arrested Lehnerd in Deming, N.M., where he lives.

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