DATE: March 26, 2020, 2:30 P.M.
SUBJECT: Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure and Sexual Battery
SUSPECT: Martin Valdez Arias, 27 years old, Oxnard Resident
LOCATION: Various locations throughout the City of Oxnard
CONTACT: Scott Aaron, Sergeant
(805) 385-7756 | Scott.Aaron@OxnardPD.org
On March 26, 2020, at about 8:30 A.M., the Oxnard Police Department's Family Protection Unit utilizing information obtained from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Oxnard Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit, arrested Martin Valdez Arias. Mr. Arias was identified as the suspect in seven reported incidents of indecent exposure and sexual battery that occurred between January 27, 2020 and March 17, 2020 in the City of Oxnard. Mr. Arias is currently in custody at the Ventura County Jail for a parole violation. He was placed under arrest for the new violations at the Ventura County Jail and booked on the additional charges with an enhanced bail amount of $300,000.
The Oxnard Police Department's Family Protection Unit presented the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office with several cases involving five counts of violation of California Penal Code section 243.4(a), sexual battery and two counts of violation of California Penal Code section 314, indecent exposure.
Anyone with additional information or have been a victim of Martin Arias is asked to contact Detective Michael McManama with the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit at (805) 385-7662.
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.