News Story


Unincorporated Santa Paula - Woman Sexually Assaulted During Morning Jog
5/21/2013 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Sexual Assault

Report Number:



Santa Paula Street at Peck Road, Unincorporated Area of Santa Paula

Date & Time:

May 20, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Male




At about 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013, a female was walking alone along Santa Paula Street, near Peck Road.  A single male suspect confronted her, displayed a knife, and forced her into the nearby orchard.  The suspect then sexually assaulted the female victim.  The suspect was last seen running westbound on Santa Paula Road, toward Briggs Road. 


The victim sustained minor injuries, but did not require medical aid.  The suspect was described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old.  He was about 5'7' tall with a medium build.  He was wearing dark clothing, including a hooded sweatshirt.  


In February, there was a similar incident in the same area.  That suspect had been described as a Hispanic male, about 35 to 45 years old, with a large belly.  At this point, Sheriff's detectives have not ruled out the possibility the two incidents could be related. 


Residents in the area are cautioned to be aware of any suspicious subjects in the area.  Anyone having information about the assault or the possible suspect is urged to contact Detective Matt Delahuerta at 805-384-4740. In emergency situations, always call 911.


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:


Sergeant Jeff Miller

Media Release Date:

May 20, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Matt Delahuerta / 805-384-4740,


Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn