Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports yesterday, October 29, his detectives arrested Michael Ray Long, 35, of Tangent, for multiple sexual abuse crimes. Detectives started this investigation in August when the Marion County Sheriff’s Office cross reported information of Long engaging into inappropriate Facebook conversations with a 12-year-old female. During the investigation, detectives were made aware of a 9-year-old female, known to Long, who disclosed she had been sexually abused by him.


Long is lodged at the Linn County Jail on: six counts of Sex Abuse I, three counts of Sodomy I, two counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration, one count each of Rape I, Sex Abuse III, Strangulation, Luring a Minor and Private Indecency.


The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Detectives believe there may be more victims and encourage anyone with information about Michael Long to contact Detective Tracy White 541-917-6652.