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
Tan LA, 1625 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Date & Time:
August 2000 to September 2012
Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau,
Sexual Assault Unit and Special Enforcement Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
(S) Gary Alan Haw
(V) Male Juvenile
(V) Male Juvenile
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
Captain Don Aguilar 805-797-7349
Sergeant Eric Buschow 805-947-8129
Captain Stephen Wade