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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday September 30th, 2020 :: 04:05 p.m. PDT


Moorpark - Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor / Domestic Violence Arrest

Nature of Incident: Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor / Domestic Violence
Report Number: 20-187790
Location: City of Moorpark
Date & Time: September 29, 2020
Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Police Department - Investigations Unit
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office - East County Major Crimes/Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(V) Juvenile Female
(S) Antonio Amezcua
On September 29, 2020, detectives with the Moorpark Police Department with assistance from the Ventura Sheriff’s Office - East County Major Crimes/Sexual Assault Unit concluded a nine month criminal investigation by arresting Antonio Amezcua for a variety of sex related offenses with underage females and domestic violence charges.
In December of 2019, detectives began to investigate Amezcua for distributing child pornography and distributing intimate photographs (Revenge Porn).
Detectives executed several search warrants for Amezcua’s cellular telephone and social media accounts, along with conducting several interviews.  Detectives recovered evidence showing Amezcua was in a sexual and physically abusive relationship with an underage female. Amezcua was also in possession of several nude photographs of underage females and distributed them.
On September 29, 2020, detectives contacted Amezcua at his residence in the City of Moorpark. Amezcua was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility and his bail was set at $400,000.  Amezcua was arrested on the following charges: Penal Code Section 261.5(a)-Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, Penal Code Section 287(b)(2)-Oral copulation of a child under 16, Penal Code Section 288.3(a)-Contacting a minor to commit a felony, Penal Code Section-311.1-Distributing child pornography, Penal Code Section 647(j)(4)(A)-Distributing intimate images (Revenge Porn), Penal Code Section 273.5(a)-Corporal injury to dating partner, Penal  Code Section 653m(b)-Annoying electronic communication, Penal Code Section
148(a)(1)-Resists/Obstructs police officer and Penal Code Section-148.9(a)-False identification to
a police officer.
Detectives believe there could be additional victims. Detectives encourage any victims or anyone with information regarding Amezcua’s illegal sexual activities with minors to contact Detective Darin Yanover at 805-494-8229 or email [email protected]
Prepared by: Detective Yanover #2834  
News Release Date: September 30, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Darin Yanover
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Denise Sliva
 YES     NO  
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).

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