Chico man arrested for sexual assaults

Apr 23, 2015 5:09 PM by David McVicker

A Chico man is in custody Thursday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman when she was a child.

Jeffery Linan, 54, is accused of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman, whose name is not being disclosed by police, between the ages of 8 and 13-years-old.

The victim contacted Butte County Child Services Division back in March to report the assaults. Detectives from the Chico Police Department spent the next month corroborating the victim's accounts of the assaults.

Detectives located the suspect in the Bruce Road and East Eighth Street area. Linan did not resist and was taken into custody without incident. While in custody, Linen admitted to assaulting the victim when she was a juvenile.

Linan is being held at the Butte County Jail on four counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. His bail is set at $200,000.


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