News release - 10/10/2012

Published 10/10/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Suspect Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Acts on a Child
DATE/TIME: 10/09/2012, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Oxnard, California
VICTIM(S): Child (information withheld)
SUSPECT(S): Gustavo Moya Canizalez, 29 years, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Senior Detective Luis McArthur, Family Protection Unit, (805) 385-7662,
Senior Detective Erica Escalante, Family Protection Unit, (805) 385-7759,

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Oxnard Police Family Protection Unit arrested Gustavo Mayo Canizalez, 29 years, of Oxnard for felony child sexual abuse charges.  Canizalez had engaged in numerous and ongoing acts of sexual abuse with a child, who was between the age of 12 and 16 years old. 

Canizalez is employed as an office manager for the Harrington Elementary School in the City of Oxnard. The victim was not associated with the school where Canizalez is currently employed. At this time in the investigation there is no indication of any other victims within the Oxnard Elementary School District.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this suspect and/or other incidents that he may have committed 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: to submit a tip via text or email.

Gustavo Canizalez
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  10/10/12, 1700 hours

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