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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday March 20th, 2014 :: 01:52 p.m. PDT


Sheriff's Investigators Arrest Child Molest Suspect #sheriffvc

Nature of Incident: Arrest Of Child Molestation Suspect
Report Number: 13-26808
Location: City of Camarillo
Date & Time: Mar. 20, 2014
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau / Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Luis Manuel Gonzalez Los Angeles 62

Detectives arrested a Los Angeles resident for child molestation after investigating allegations that he sexually assaulted a seven-year-old victim in Camarillo in November 2013.

Luis Gonzalez, 62, of Atwater Village, was arrested at his home Thursday morning. Detectives have identified two additional victims in Los Angeles County who were sexually assaulted by Gonzalez during incidents dating back as far as 1998.

Gonzalez has been employed by the County of Los Angeles as a welfare eligibility case worker for the past nine years. His position involves dealing with families in difficult circumstances and gives him access to children.

Sheriff’s investigators are concerned there may be other victims in Los Angeles County. Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about Gonzalez’ activities to call (805)383-8791.

Gonzalez was booked at the East County Jail and is being held in lieu of $1.1 million bail.

Prepared by: Sgt. Eric Buschow
Media Release Date: March 20, 2014
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
[email protected]

Approved by: Captain Chris Dunn

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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