Woman Sexually Battered at Movie Theater
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5’5” to 5’7”, 130-150 lbs., slender build, brown hair, brown eyes, medium to dark complexion, wearing a grey hoodie and dark-colored jeans.
By Ventura County Sheriff Department — Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Police asking anyone with information to contact them
Surveillance images of a suspect who sexually battered a woman in a movie theater restroom last Friday evening reveal another man who was possibly with the suspect at the time. The second man was wearing a light blue polo shirt and white shorts (shown in attached photos). He spoke only Spanish with theater employees, and he is considered a person of interest at this time.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in this case and the person of interest, who may have information about the crime.
On May 23, 2014, at approximately 11:39 p.m., deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department investigated a report of a sexual battery, which occurred at the Muvico Theatre on Hillcrest Drive. The victim reported that while she was in a restroom stall, an unidentified man slid underneath the partition and sexually battered her. After a brief struggle, the victim was able to exit the stall, and the suspect fled from the theater.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5’5” to 5’7”, 130-150 lbs., slender build, brown hair, brown eyes, medium to dark complexion, wearing a grey hoodie and dark-colored jeans. The suspect’s image was captured by surveillance cameras as he was leaving the area of the restroom. The suspect exited the theatre and got into the passenger seat of a black sedan.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the person of interest can call Detective Eric Taylor at (805) 947-8252 and any press inquiries can be directed to Sergeant Eric Buschow at (805) 947-8129.
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).
Nature of Incident: Woman Sexually Battered at Movie Theater (UPDATE)