DATE: August 5, 2020, 12:30 P.M.
SUBJECT: Doctor Arrested for Sexual Assault
SUSPECT: David Nathanial Michelson, 73-year old, Newbury Park resident
LOCATION: 1800 block North Rice Avenue, Oxnard
CONTACT: Scott Aaron, Sergeant
(805) 385-7756 | Scott.Aaron@OxnardPD.org
Sharon Giles, Commander
(805) 385-7620 | Sharon.Giles@OxnardPD.org
On August 5, 2020, at about 08:00 A.M., after an eight-month-long investigation, investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 73-year old Newbury Park resident, David Michelson. Mr. Michelson is a cosmetic surgeon in the City of Oxnard. Doctor Michelson was arrested for sexually assaulting one of his patients during a medical exam.
The victim was a patient of Doctor Michelson at Michelson Cosmetic Surgery. During an appointment, the victim alleged that Doctor Michelson digitally penetrated and orally copulated her breast.
The Oxnard Police Department's Family Protection Unit investigated this case. At the completion of the investigation, investigators presented the case to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office for review. The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office filed the case, and an arrest warrant was issued for Doctor Michelson. He was arrested for two counts of Digital Penetration, and one count of sexual battery.
Doctor David Michelson was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility on a bail amount of $100,000.
The Oxnard Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation and believes there could possibly be other victims that have not reported similar incidents to the police. Anyone with information regarding this case or any similar incidents involving Doctor Michelson is asked to contact Detective Juan Morales (805) 385-3922.
Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department's website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.