News Story


Arrest of Child Molest Suspect
6/29/2015 6:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest of Child Molest Suspect

Report Number:



Fillmore, California

Date & Time:

06/27/2015  /  1550 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Brandon Russell Seward

(V) Juvenile Female








On June 27, 2015, Investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau arrested Brandon Russell Seward for child molestation.  In December of 2014, Seward befriended a 15 year old female victim.  Between March and May of 2015, Seward engaged in sexual acts with the 15 year old female victim.  Seward is currently in custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trail Detention Facility on $300,000.00 bail.  Seward will be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on June 30, 2015.


Due to the seriousness of the crime, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office would like to know if Seward may have assaulted any other victims.  Anyone with information that may help in identifying witnesses or other potential victims is asked to contact the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau, Detective Randy Skaggs at 805-384-4725.


Prepared by:

Detective Randy Skaggs / Major Crimes Bureau



News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Ryan Clark / Major Crimes Bureau

(805) 384-4721



Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith / Major Crimes Bureau.



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).