News Story

 

Kidnap / Attempt Rape Arrest
3/28/2016 5:20:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Kidnap / Attempt Rape Arrest

Report Number:

16-46273

Location:

City of Moorpark

Date & Time:

March 28, 2016 @ 5:20 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department Patrol and Volunteers In Policing Unit, East County Investigation Sexual Assault Unit

 

 

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

City of Residence

Age

(V) Female, Juvenile

 

(S) Glass, Reggie Marquis

 

Moorpark, Ca

 

San Francisco, Ca

16

 

22

Narrative:

Over the course of the last couple years, the victim had been involved in several on-line relationships using social media as a meeting point.  On the evening of March 28, 2016, the victim made arrangements to meet a friend she had been chatting with on social media.  Since this was the first meeting, the victim arranged to meet Reggie Glass at a public park in the City of Moorpark.  While the victim was waiting for her 'friend' to arrive, (S) Glass approached her wearing a beanie pulled down near his eyes and had also covered the rest of his face.  Glass forced the victim back into her vehicle and told the victim he was going to sexually assault her.

 

The victim struggled with Glass and yelled for help while attempting to leave her car.  A concerned citizen saw the victim struggling with Glass and approached the victim's car.  Glass saw the witness and got out of the car and started walking away.  The victim flagged down Moorpark Police Department Volunteers in Policing (VIP) Unit that happened to be patrolling the area.   The victim described what had just happened to the VIP's who in turn requested patrol deputies to respond.  While waiting for the patrol deputies to arrive, the VIP's watched Glass as he walked away from the area and directed the responding deputies to his location.  Glass saw the deputies and fled the scene.  Deputies gave chase, caught and arrested Glass a few blocks away.       

 

After a thorough investigation, Glass was arrested for 209 PC ' Kidnap With Intent to Rape, 664/261 PC ' Attempt Rape, 236 PC ' False Imprisonment, and 148(a)(1) PC ' Resisting arrest.  Glass was booked into the East County Sheriff's Station jail on $250,000 bail.  He is scheduled for arraignment in Ventura County Superior Court on March 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM.

 

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office and the Moorpark Police Department would like to remind parents to be vigilant and monitor their children's / teen's social media accounts.   Children put themselves at great risk by communicating online with individuals they do not know.  Internet predators intentionally access sites that children visit and can search for potential victims by location or interest.  If a predator is already communicating with a child, he or she can piece together clues from what the child mentions while online, including parents' names, where the child goes to school, and how far away the child lives from a certain landmark, store, or other location.  Online grooming is a process which can take place in a short time or over an extended period of time. Initial conversations online can appear innocent, but often involve some level of deception. As the predator (usually an adult) attempts to establish a relationship to gain a child's trust. 

 

"Predators are hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet to target kids, to entice kids online'to try to persuade them to meet them in the physical world." 'Ernie Allen, President & CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children'

 

Some of the more common social media sites include the following:  Facebook, Kik, Instagram, Skype, ooVoo, and Chatango.  Please help us keep your children / teenagers safe by monitoring their media activity.    

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes

 

News Release Date:

March 29, 2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Garo Kuredjian (805) 797-6322

 

 

Approved by:

Captain John Reilly