Man arrested on felony sexual charges; police believe there may be more victims

Mono County District Attorney news release

On July 22, 2019, Mammoth Lakes Police and Mono County District Attorney Investigators arrested Christopher Adams Libby, 61, for three felony counts of sexual acts with a child under the age of 14.

Christopher Libby

In accordance with the applicable statute of limitations, Mr. Libby is alleged to
have had substantial sexual conduct with the minor and the conduct is supported by independent corroborating evidence.

These acts were alleged to have occurred in Mammoth Lakes between the summers of 2002 and 2003.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that there are potentially other victims in the Mammoth Lakes area spanning decades, possibly as far back as the early 1990’s.

If you or someone you know has any information concerning Mr. Libby and sexual acts with children, please call Officer Brian Madera and the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at 760-970-8413 or Chief Investigator Chris Callinan and the Mono County District Attorney’s Office at 760-858-2127.

As with all pending cases, Mr. Libby is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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3 Responses to Man arrested on felony sexual charges; police believe there may be more victims

  1. David Dennison August 4, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

    Richard Haney……your assuming a lot there…the age of the man pictured…( you think 25 ?)…and if so,his age when he committed the alleged crimes,trying to spin-it like he was a juvenile when/if he did…thinking his photo has been doctored (for what ? )….and I think by quoting Robert Mueller,trying to say someone is trying to infringe on his rights…let’s see how it plays out in court before we convict him OR think and then try to say he’s being picked on and being denied his right to a fair trial …

  2. Richard Haney August 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

    There are a few things wrong with this story. First of all, as former DOJ Special Council Robert Mueller made clear in Congress, but which very few others bother to make clear, the word “until” should be replaced with “unless and until”. Leaving out “unless” tends to convey a very strong connotation of a presumption that the accused _will_ be found guilty. And that, in effect, amounts to a very improper presumption of guilt. That sort of connoted presumption tends to have a cumulative cultural effect that can tend to put a heavy and very wrong burden of proof on the accused. No matter how much lip service people give to the accused’s rights, it can, in reality, be extremely difficult for an accused person to exercise his or her rights. Sometimes people may want to impose all sorts of infringements on those rights.

    Second, the guy in the photo looks an awful lot like someone I count as a good friend of mine. (By the way, the photo looks like it is distorted unnaturally via horizontal stretching.) I, a regular summer visitor to the Eastern Sierra, have chatted with my friend on numerous occasions over the last three of four summers or so. I estimate his age as well as the age of the guy in the photo to be around 25 years, not 61 years that this and another news article suggests. But let’s do a bit of arithmetic. Suppose the guy is 30 years old. His most recent alleged crime, by the news account, was in 2003. That’s 16 years ago. This guy would be 14 years of age at the time of his most recent alleged crime.

    So is this guy being prosecuted as a juvenile? Come on, give us a break. Something’s very fishy here.

    Also, my friend also goes by the name “Chris”, if I recall correctly. (I tend to have a bad time remembering names, but I made a special effort last summer to try to remember his name correctly.)

  3. Robert M August 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

    So many residence of TOML look the other way daily. shame on you all.


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