VICTORVILLE (AP) — A former San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy who promised women leniency if they bared their breasts like those on “Girls Gone Wild” videotapes has been convicted of soliciting bribes and sexual assaults.

A Victorville jury reached verdicts Tuesday against 33-year-old Matthew Linderman. He has been convicted on 15 of 24 counts of kidnapping, extortion, sexual battery, soliciting a bribe and soliciting a lewd act.

The Victorville Daily Press says Linderman, who had been free on $50,000 bail, was immediately taken into custody. He faces up to 17 years in prison when he’s sentenced April 6.

Prosecutors say Linderman assaulted more than a dozen women.

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Comments (5)
  1. malcontent says:

    Of course, they are all corrupt!

  2. malcontent says:

    If you force Sheriff and police to take polygraphs daily or twice weekly, you will find that over 90 percent engage in illegal activity. These women are lucky they weren’t gang raped by cops, a common happening in the jails. Mitrice Richardson was it seems not only gang raped after her Malibu arrest, she was then murdered to silence her forever, and then she was dumped in a remote pot growing plot in the hills that the Malibu Sheriffs knew all so well. Mexico ALREADY forces all police to take public polygraphs, why is the USA so behind in this issue? What, you girls like being raped by a fat clod with a badge…Are you getting a clue why we have a 2nd amendment, it’s not to shoot bunnies…

  3. Robert says:

    Only white cracker cops would do that

    1. Realist58 says:

      Rapists are predominantly of Afro-American heritage. You might want to do some research before shooting your racist mouth off. Try the department of justice, below is a little food for thought, read it and weep.


      Prison population at midyear 2008
      4,777 per 100,000 BLACK MEN
      1,760 per 100,000 HISPANIC MEN
      727 per 100,000 WHITE MEN

      Blacks were three times more likely than Hispanics and five times more likely than whites to be in jail.

      1. duh says:

        Just about every online news source has had to eventually close down or severely limit comments due to these trolls.

        But I don’t blame them.

        I blame all you IDIOTS who FEED them by posting back ‘not every blah blah is an illegal’, ‘this type of crime is predominantly committed by’ or whatever.

        Let’s be clear. THIS IS WHAT THEY DESIRE – ATTENTION, and you are giving it to them. You encourage them to throw out another completely outrageous racial suggestion in the next story. They consider themselves ‘shock posters’, wanna-be Howard Sterns, only they make 100% less than he does.

        Based on the sheer amount of food available for these trolls, it has started to appear on every article, regardless of article content. And for that, you people who have been feeding them all these months will be responsible for us ALL losing the right to post VALID and civil opinions back here.


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