Barred from downtown

Local sex offender gets jail time, restraining order for indecent exposure

Jason Lisle, a longtime local homeless man who is well-known to those who frequent or work in the downtown area, was recently sentenced to 300 days in jail and issued a restraining order barring him from coming within 500 yards of Third and Broadway streets (effectively keeping him out of the city center).

The sentence stems from an incident in June 2017 when Lisle (pictured) approached a downtown business employee and asked for money, according to a press release from the Butte County District Attorney’s Office. When he was denied, he pulled down his pants and waved his genitals at her before urinating on the ground.

Lisle, a registered sex offender, was found guilty of misdemeanor indecent exposure and failure to appear in court. He was also ordered to undergo sex offender therapy.