Oxnard | Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of Female Juveniles

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

Otoniel Avila, 32-year-old Oxnard resident

On November 5, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Oxnard Police Department was contacted by a female juvenile regarding a sexual assault that had just occurred. The victim reported that the adult male suspect was known to her and said that the incident occurred at the suspect’s residence in Oxnard.  

During the investigation, a second female juvenile victim was identified as being assaulted by this suspect several months ago.  That assault had not been previously reported to law enforcement. In 2015, a 5-year-old female family member had accused this same suspect of assaulting her at his residence.

On November 6, 2018 at approximately 3:20 p.m., Otoniel Avila of Oxnard was arrested by detectives from the Family Protection Unit for the assaults of the victims.  He was charged with 209(b)(1) PC Kidnapping with intent to commit sexual assault, 459 PC Burglary, 422 PC Making criminal threats and two counts of 288(a) PC Lewd acts with a child.  Avila was booked into the Ventura County Jail with his bail set at $250,000.

Detectives are still investigating these cases and request that if anyone has information about these incidents, they are encouraged to call Detective Michael McManama at (805) 385-7662.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.


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