By LeaAnne Klentzman
An investigator for the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office has been arrested and spent the Thanksgiving holiday in the Matagorda jail.
Larry Linley, 56, a longtime law enforcement officer was jailed and charged with four counts of sexual assault of a child in Matagorda County last week. Reportedly those charges stem from a family member who recently told her mother that in 2001 and 2002, while she was in elementary school, Linley touched her inappropriately as well as a litany of other criminal offenses of that nature.
Since the mid 80’s Linley has been a deputy at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, Matagorda Sheriff’s Office, as well as an investigator with the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Offices. Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey said, “Larry Linley concluded his employment with the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office with a verbal conveyance as of November 16, 2012 at 5 p.m.” Healey declined further comment only to say, “The feelings of this Office are with the family of Larry Linley and I have complete faith in the criminal justice system and the DA”s office of Matagorda County.’
Linley has worked for Healey as an investigator since May of 2001. He and his current wife reside in Bay City, Matagorda County, from where he commuted to Richmond every day.
At press time Larry Linley remained in the Matagorda county jail under $400,000 bond, $100,000 for each of the four counts.