Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department
R. Jason Benites
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Online Enticement of a Minor/Child Luring
Sending Obscene Matter to a Child
Possession of Child Pornography
|DATE/TIME:||February 4, 2015 9:00 a.m.|
|LOCATION:||1800 Block of Lookout Drive, Oxnard|
|VICTIM(S):||12-year old female (name withheld due to age)|
|SUSPECT(S):||Wesley Jacob Rolen, 19-year-old resident of Oxnard|
Sergeant Sharon Giles, Family Protection Unit
(805) 385-7620 Sharon.Giles@Oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
Detective Terry Dobrosky, Family Protection Unit
(805) 385-7609 Terry.Dobrosky@Oxnardpd.org
DETAILS:On December 17, 2014, Detective Terry Dobrosky from the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit was contacted by a parent who was concerned that an adult male was attempting to entice her 12 year old daughter online. While proactively monitoring her daughter’s online social media usage, she learned that the adult male may have been involved in exchanging lewd material with her daughter via online social media applications.
After an extensive two-month investigation, investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit arrested 19-year-old Wesley Jacob Rolen at his residence. Mr. Rolen was arrested for various charges which include child enticement, child annoying, possession of child pornography, and sending obscene/lewd material to a child. He is currently in custody at the Ventura County Jail with bail set at $150,000.
Investigators have reason to believe that there may be other victims that have been contacted by Rolen. Anyone with additional information should contact Detective Terrance Dobrosky at (805) 385-7609.
The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind parents of the importance of being diligent in monitoring the websites their children visit or the apps that they use on their phones or mobile devices. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com) has a myriad of resources available for parents that answer questions about internet safety, computers, and the web. We encourage you to check out those resources at www.netsmartz411.com.
Date Prepared: February 4, 2015 1800 hours