A Pasco bikini barista owner is charged with child sex crimes in Pierce County
The owner of Hot Beans Espresso Bikini Barista in Pasco, Lawrence Lee Rawdon, has been charged with child sex crimes in Pierce County.
Rawdon, 60, is charged with eight felonies, including one count of first-degree child molestation, four counts of second-degree child molestation, two counts of second-degree child rape, and providing drugs to a minor.
Probable cause documents say that in October 2023, the victim’s mother suspected her daughter was being molested, so she set up hidden cameras in her home where she recorded Rawdon having sex with her teenage daughter.
Rawdon moved on and the victim’s mother obtained an order of protection against him, but told police he continued his abuse by contacting her daughter on social media, court papers say.
The suspect’s bail was set at $750,000.