Press Release

 

Thousand Oaks Police Department Detectives Arrest Child Molest Suspect
12/14/2012 10:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Local Businessman arrested for Child Molestation

Report Number:

RB# 12-12817

Location:

Tan LA, 1625 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Date & Time:

August 2000 to September 2012

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau,

Sexual Assault Unit and Special Enforcement Unit

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Gary Alan Haw

 

(V) Male Juvenile

(V) Male Juvenile

Agoura Hills

 

Newbury Park

Newbury Park

49

 

12-16

14-17

 

Narrative:

Yesterday, during the execution of early morning search warrants, Gary Haw, 49 yrs., was arrested for multiple sexual assaults on teenage boys which occurred over a several year period.  Mr. Haw is co-owner of Tan LA, a Thousand Oaks Tanning Salon located on Thousand Oaks Blvd.

During the course of the investigation it was learned that Haw employed, befriended, and lured several teenaged boys, ages varying from 12 to 19 years old.  At this point, investigators believe that some of the sexual assaults occurred at the business.

During the investigation, information was provided that Haw would allow victims to tan after hours, and while tanning, Haw would enter the room and molest them.  Investigators believe that Haw paid the boys in cash, often giving them bonuses of fifty and one hundred dollars.  Haw also owns several high performance vehicles that he allowed the boys access.

Haw was arrested for violations of 288a(b)(2) & 288(c)(1) P.C. and was booked at the Ventura County East County Jail Facility without incident.  Due to Haw being a convicted felon, his bail was set at $500,000 and he is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, December 17, 2012 in Ventura County Superior Court, Ventura.

Investigators believe that Haw targeted families in turmoil and single parent families with teenage boys.  He befriended the mothers of the boys, gaining their trust and confidence, then sexually assaulted the victims.  It is believed that there may be additional victims in this case that have not come forward and reported assaults.  In an effort to identify any additional victims, the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit is asking for your assistance.  If you are a victim, witness, or have information that could aid our investigation, you are asked to call Detective Greg Tougas at 805-371-8397.

 

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

 

Sergeant Barbara Payton

Media Release Date:

December 14, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar           805-797-7349

Sergeant Eric Buschow      805-947-8129

 

Approved by:

 

Captain Stephen Wade






 

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