Local doctor busted during sexual predator sting, authorities say

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A local doctor was arrested in a sexual predator sting last month, according to Montgomery County officials.

Dr. Jay Lin is charged with online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. His bond was set at $30,000.

Lin is a doctor and is also an assistant professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine.

What happened

On July 31, the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office along with the Montgomery County Internet Crimes against Children Task Force were "conducting an undercover investigation that targeted sexual predators using the Internet for sexual exploitation of children," authorities said.

He was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

What neighbors said

Neighbors in his Bellaire neighborhood were shocked to hear the news.

“It's alarming. It's scary to think something this close to home can happen. That something could be going on behind closed doors that you don't know," neighbor Antonetta Russo said.

“To be honest, it’s not like I’ve ever seen anything suspicious,” neighbor Beverly Ginsburg said.

“We have group chats. We know lots of families that go to the same schools up and down our blocks we'll definitely be sending the word out," Russo said.

Baylor College of Medicine issued the following statement on the matter:

"Dr. Jay Lin is an assistant professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He was placed on administrative leave while the investigation continues in Montgomery County."