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Unincorporated West County - Update to Sexual Assault Case
4/15/2013 7:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Sexual Assault (Update)

Report Number:



Peck Road at Santa Paula Street Unincorporated Santa Paula

Date & Time:

Feb. 26, 2013 @  3:00 AM

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit


City of Residence







On Feb. 26, 2013 at about 3:00 a.m., a male suspect assaulted a woman in the area of Peck Road and Santa Paula Street in the unincorporated area west of the city of Santa Paula. The suspect grabbed the victim and tried to remove her clothing. However, the woman was able to escape when the suspect was scared off by a rancher who was driving in the area.


The suspect was seen emerging from a nearby orchard and was seen running south toward Main Street after the assault.


The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 35-45 years old. He's clean shaven and was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and faded blue jeans. He's further described as having a round face with 'chubby cheeks,' and discolored teeth. The attached forensic sketch is a depiction of the suspect's appearance.


Anyone with information about the assault or the suspect is urged to contact Detective Christine Rettura at 805 384-4741.


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).


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Christine Rettura

Media Release Date:

Apr. 10, 2013

Investigation Follow-Up Contact:


Media Follow up contact:                                                                          

Detective Christine Rettura  805 384-4741


Sgt. Eric Buschow  (805)947-8129



Approved by:

Capt. Chris Dunn