News release - 6/4/2012

Published 6/4/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT Sexual assault cases
DATE/TIME January through present 
LOCATION Walmart and Game Stop on Rose Avenue
Caballeros Circus on Saviers Road (April & May)
VICTIM(S) Boys, ages 7 - 10  
SUSPECT Juan Gonzalez 7/29/72 (in custody) 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631
monica.munoz@oxnardpd.org

(Oxnard, CA) On Friday May 25, 2012 at about 8 p.m., Oxnard police officers were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter Store located at 2001 N. Rose Avenue in Oxnard regarding a sexual assault committed on a child.   
 
The male victim told officers he had been in the electronics area of the store when a Hispanic male adult approached and sexually assaulted him. The store’s surveillance cameras captured the assault on video. A similar incident occurred at the same store involving another young boy in January of this year. That incident was also reported to police but no suspect was identified. 
 
On Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8 p.m. a Walmart loss prevention agent saw the same suspect in the store that he saw on the video committing the sexual assault on the child and immediately notified Oxnard PD. Oxnard officers responded and arrested the suspect. The suspect is Juan Francisco Gonzalez (7/29/72) of Oxnard.  He is currently being held in the Ventura County Jail on $500,000 bond. Gonzalez is not eligible for bail because of an immigration hold.
 
Family Protection Unit detectives believe there are about 20 young boys who were sexually assaulted by Gonzalez. Detectives have reviewed many hours of video and have been able to identify five victims up to this point. Additionally, Gonzalez may have committed these acts at the Caballeros Circus on Saviers Road in March or April of this year and possibly at the Game Stop on Rose Avenue.
 
Gonzalez’s victims are all boys and range between the ages of 7 to 10. He does not remove the victims’ clothing but he has physical contact with them in a sexual manner. If you believe your child may have been a victim of this suspect, please contact Detective Luis McArthur at (805) 385-7662.
 
Anyone with information about this suspect is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at
(805) 385-7740 or Detective Luis McArthur at (805) 385-7662. If you wish to remain anonymous you may contact Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or visit this site: http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email.
 
 

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