News release - 11/18/2013

Published 11/18/2013 (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: Unlawful sex with a minor
Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
Inducing a child to engage in a lewd act
DATE/TIME: 11/16/13
LOCATION: 100 Block of N Harrison Ave. 
VICTIM(S): 15 year old female
10 additional juveniles ranging in age from 5 months to 13 years of age
SUSPECT(S): Rolando Navarrete Ramirez 34 years of age
Graciela Vasquez 23 years of age
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Charles Woodruff
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective James Langford 805 385 7636

DETAILS: On 11/16/13, at about 1155 hours, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of North Harrison. The anonymous reporting party stated that a 15 year old female was being held at this location and being forced into prostitution. 

 
Officers arrived and contacted several children and adults at the location. They were able to locate the female in question who was also with suspect Rolando Ramirez and suspect Graciela Vasquez. The officers learned that Vasquez had taken the victim to the location and began inducing her to sexual acts with older men. It was also determined sexual acts had occurred between the victim and suspect Ramirez. Both Ramirez and Vasquez were arrested and booked in county jail.
 
During the investigation, officers located 10 additional children who were living in the home along with one adult female who rents the home. Officers are still determining the involvement of the adult female where the acts of prostitution were occurring. Children protective services were contacted and responded to the scene. The children were removed from the home.
 
If anyone has more information on this incident you are encouraged to contact detective James Langford at 805-385-7636. 

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