Meadowlakes man arrested on child sexual abuse charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Leroy Lilley, 56, of Meadowlakes was arrested April 4 on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Leroy Lilley, 56, of Meadowlakes was arrested April 4 on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

MEADOWLAKES — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 59-year-old Meadowlakes man April 4 and charged him with sexually assaulting three children over the span of several years.

BCSO investigators arrested Leroy Lilley on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 years of age and one count of indecency with a child under 14 years of age. The continuous sexual abuse charges are first-degree felonies and punishable by up to life in prison. The indecency charge is a second-degree felony and punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

According to a statement by the BCSO, the arrest stems from a joint investigation of the sheriff’s office and Child Protective Services, an agency under the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. During the investigation, the children alleged Lilley’s actions spanned a time period dating back to at least 2014, a BCSO release stated.

BCSO officials said the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding Lilley should call the sheriff’s office at (512) 756-8080.

If anyone suspects a child is being abused or neglected, they should contact local law enforcement or report it through the CPS hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

Lilley was booked into the Burnet County Jail but was released later the same day after posting $225,000 in surety and personal recognizance bonds.

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10 Responses to “Meadowlakes man arrested on child sexual abuse charges”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why is he allowed to be free in a neighborhood with children bc he is rich enough to pay 225K? Not okay……

  2. TGM says:

    Totally agree although it’s innocent til proven guilty or suppose to be anyways but more than 1 say something happened so there’s the odds it probably did.

    • Wolf Juelich says:

      Of course agree 100% Every single person in any kind and case use not guilty, with a EVIDENCE of guilt. What should we do with murders drug dealers thieves anyway
      State and justice doing well and the ” offender” too in the eyes of LAW AND JUSTICE

  3. Lorie Villanueva says:

    Why do they keep letting these people out on bond. Leave them in there until proven guilty. I know that’s the law but they can continue to do it while they are out on bail. Watch. .. nothing is going to happen to him any way. Nothing ever happens to to these child molesters

    • Tgm says:

      I totally agree it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack when it comes their sentences but let someone have a joint and they will get I life sentence.. Go figure???

  4. Monique says:

    Whether this happened or not, we are SUPPOSED to be Innocent until proven guilty. In our society, you are GUILTY until you prove you are innocent. Publishing pictures is despicable.
    Lorie, you ever been accused on anything? The DA does not care if you are innocent or guilty all they want is a conviction

  5. Matt says:

    He should pray to God and thank Him for not having me as his judge.

  6. Judge Gil Jones says:

    Y’all need to read the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    • steve says:

      The last part is cruel and unusual punishment. Unusual vs usual is the problem in a sense.

  7. Marie Jackson says:

    I understand the 8th Amendment fine BUT I also understand making that bond so high he will have problems making it and conditions can and should be added to the bond like no contact with a child,monitor,etc but I do not read any of that as being done.

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