Los Osos man allegedly raped disabled teen

March 30, 2015
Steve James Linzmeier

Steve James Linzmeier

Deputies arrested a 57-year-old man Sunday for allegedly raping a teenage friend of his daughter while the girl was spending the night at his home on the 1200 block of 11th Street in Los Osos.

On Friday night, after her friend and three other family members went to bed, the 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl retired for the night on the couch. Her friend’s father, Steve James Linzmeier, was in the living room watching television.

Sometime during the night, Linzmeier allegedly sexually assaulted the teen.

Deputies arrested Linzmeier on multiple charges including rape by force, child molestation and committing a violent crime against a person who is disabled. He was  booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $175,000.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify any other potential victims in this case by contacting the SLO County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 781-4500.

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16 Comments

  1. Stunned says:

    Here’s the really strange part to me: “On Friday night, after her friend and three other family members went to bed, the 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl retired for the night on the couch. Her friend’s father, Steve James Linzmeier, was in the living room watching television…..”

    My wife wouldn’t have nor has she ever left me alone with any minor child for the simple sake of what’s right and proper and if by chance this might be happening you’d see me scooting out of the room.

    Sounds pretty planned out to me!

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  2. whatdouno says:

    What a shame the media has to jump right out there and put this type of salacious news on the Internet. Without a doubt a heinous crime, when perpetrated! At this point no one knows what the story really is, but if this man is innocent his name and face will be irrevocably pasted all over the Internet with no chance of it ever going away. Is there so little real news out there that this can’t be reported when and if it is actually proven. Seriously, some of you are already assuming there must be more victims.
    Get over your finger pointing, condemning, holier than thou selves. Let the story unfold and then all you pious, without sin people, can eat him for lunch.

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    • RU4Real says:

      I have to agree with you, whatdouno because I chat with this man while I’m out for a walk or working in my yard. Steve has always been a very polite fellow, but I don’t know anything about him other than having a friendly chat as neighbors. Needless to say, this story really came as a shock to me. But, I would like to reserve judgement on this matter until the entire story is known.

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