Monday, October 15, 2007

EX-Deputy Faces Sex Charges (LA Times Oct. 11, 2007)

BS Ranch Perspective

It seems that trouble follows you whether you are a Deputy or not!! This guy might have been asked to Resign in Loue of Termination for the same kind of accusations, however there was never enough for a criminal accusation, but there was enough to know that he had a problem Sexually, and that was enough to say well he has been in area's that have been patrolled by the Sheriff's Department and might have compromised several cases Trying to use his position to gain power over his victims, It might have been that they had someone keeping an eye on this guy waiting for his foot to stumble and well he did,and the arrest was done..ARRESTED..BUSTED!!!

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From the Los Angeles Times

Ex-deputy faces sex charges

October 11, 2007

A former San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was arraigned Wednesday on charges he solicited sexual favors from four women he detained while on duty.

Matthew Linderman, 30, who was recently assigned to a Victorville mall, was charged with sexual battery on a woman who was "unlawfully restrained"; two counts of soliciting lewd conduct in a public place; soliciting oral copulation from a woman he threatened to arrest; and four counts of soliciting bribes, according to court documents.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges, Deputy Dist. Atty. Steven Sinfield said.

Sinfield said he could not comment on the details of the alleged crimes or where they occurred. He said the office was continuing to investigate Linderman's conduct.

At least four more people have come forward since Linderman's arrest saying they are victims, he said.

Linderman, who is free on $500,000 bail, worked at the Sheriff's Department from 1998 until his arrest in early September.

The department initiated an investigation after receiving complaints that he had engaged in inappropriate behavior. A sheriff's spokeswoman said she could not comment on whether Linderman resigned or was fired.

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