News Story


Moorpark - Deputies Arrest Suspect for Child Luring and Extortion
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Child Luring and Extortion

Report Number:

RB# 13-18141


Mountain Meadow Park, 4350 Mountain Meadow Drive, Moorpark CA 93021

Date & Time:

08/15/2013 @ 2:05 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department, East County Sexual Assault Unit

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

City of Residence

Sears, Jeremy





On August 15, 2013, the Moorpark Police Department and East County Sexual Assault Unit arrested Jeremy Sears near Mountain Meadow Park for luring a minor and extortion.

The investigation revealed that Sears posed as a juvenile female on the Internet and struck up an online relationship with the male juvenile victim.  Sears then arranged a meeting at a local park, still posing as a female.  When the victim arrived, Sears attempted to engage the victim in inappropriate behavior.  Later the same week, Sears again attempted to engage the victim in inappropriate sexual conduct, using threats in an attempt to gain compliance.

Sears was arrested for child luring and extortion.  He was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, and his bail was set at $50,000.  

Based on the investigation, investigators are concerned there might be additional victims who have not reported the crimes.  Anyone with any information about Sears or similar crimes is asked to call Detective Marty Luna at 805-494-8229.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop


Media Release Date:

August 16, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Marty Luna (805)494-8229-Office, (805)947-6532-Cell


Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright