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Local musician accused of child sex crimes

JONATHAN ANDREW LINN
Jonathan Andrew Linn

A local musician, and high school football coach, who played at Stagecoach in 2010 was arrested Tuesday afternoon and faces three felony charges.

Jonathan Andrew Linn, 55, of the John Linn Band, was arrested in Pioneertown by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department at around 4 p.m., jail records show.

Deputies from San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Morongo Basin Station say that on January 6, they received a report of a sexual relationship between Linn and a 14-year-old child.

Jonathan Linn booking photo (Courtesy of Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station)

School Resource Officer Michael Sellers and deputies immediately conducted an investigation which eventually concluded that the relationship had been going on for over a year.

Authorities say Linn was an assistant coach for the Yucca Valley High School football team. He was also heavily involved in community events including the Pioneertown Wild West shows and a variety of country western dance groups.

Read: Morongo Unified School District releases statement after former assistant coach accused of child sex crimes

Investigators believe there may be additional victims due to the suspect's involvement in community events. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

Linn is being held at the San Bernadino County - West Valley Detention Center on $250,000 bail. According to jail records, Linn faces charges of rape, lewd acts with a child, and false imprisonment.

He is scheduled to appear at the Morongo Superior Court on Thursday. Stay with News Channel 3 for any updates.

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