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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday November 17th, 2021 :: 04:44 p.m. PST


News Story - Child Molest Suspect Arrested

Nature of Incident: Child Molest Suspect Arrested
Report Number: 21-149801
Location: 11000 block of Foothill Road of Unincorporated area of Santa Paula
Date & Time: 11/17/21 at 0925 hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit
Sheriff’s Headquarters Investigations Unit
Sheriff’s Gang Unit
Sheriff’s Headquarters Station Patrol
Thousand Oaks Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(V) Juvenile, Female
(A) Travis Martin
Santa Paula (unincorporated)
Investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Martin for child molest after a 6-year-old female victim revealed he had been sexually assaulting her for several years. 
On November 5, 2021, the Ventura Police Department was investigating a suspected child sexual abuse report. The six-year-old victim disclosed that she was molested by a family friend while in Anaheim and at Mono Lake, CA.
The victim disclosed that additional acts happened at the suspect’s residence in Ventura County. The investigation uncovered that the suspect, Travis Martin is a registered sex offender and was arrested for similar crimes in 2006. Martin is known to volunteer at and frequent a church in the city of Ventura.
On November 12, 2021, detectives located and arrested Travis Martin. A search warrant was executed at his residence and numerous items were seized. Martin was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on several charges related to child sexual abuse.
On November 16, 2021, Ventura County District Attorney’s Office elected to file numerous charges against Martin, and he remains in custody on no bail.
This investigation is currently ongoing.  The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office believes there may be additional victims.  If you have any information regarding Travis Martin or this case, please contact Detective Meagan Yates of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (805) 384-4731.
Prepared by: Detective Meagan Yates  
News Release Date: November 12, 2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Meagan Yates
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Alan Hartkop
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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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Ventura, CA 93003

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