Lewd Acts with a Child Arrest
Thousand Oaks Police detectives issued the arrest of a Ventura County Club Soccer coach. The Thousand Oaks soccer coach arrested for lewd acts with a child (PC 288), stems from a report by the female victim about a sexual relationship that she had with her coach when she was a minor, playing on the soccer team. The Thousand Oaks Police Department issued the following details regarding the arrest.
CITY OF THOUSAND OAKS
Nature of Incident: Lewd Acts with a Child Arrest
Report Number: RB #17-82220
Location: City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 2007 to 2009
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department – Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Thomas, Vincent Thousand Oaks, CA 47
(V) Adult Female
In June of 2017, the Thousand Oaks Police Department received a report of a possible child crime that occurred several years earlier. The victim reported she had a sexual relationship with her former club soccer coach when she was between the ages of 14 to 16 years old. At the time of the first offense, the soccer coach was 37 years of age.
Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit launched an investigation into the complaint and learned the adult male suspect was Vincent Thomas. Thomas has been a youth soccer coach in the Ventura County area for the past 20 years.
After a detailed investigation, detectives served a search warrant at Thomas’ residence in the City of Thousand Oaks, on July 10, 2017. Later that day, detectives located Thomas in the City of Camarillo and arrested him for committing lewd acts upon a child. Thomas was booked into custody at the East County Jail and is currently being held on $100,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on July 12, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., for arraignment.
Due to Thomas’ many years of exposure to female soccer players throughout Ventura County, the Thousand Oaks Police Department is requesting anyone with additional relevant information about Vincent Thomas to call Detective Darin Yanover at (805) 494-8229.
Approved by: Captain Bill Schierman
Other information that is useful for following the Vincent Thomas child molestation includes
Ventura County Sheriff Booking Number: 2018132
and Vincent Thomas’ DOB: 02/14/1970
What are California’s Child Molestation Laws?
Vincent Thomas was arrested on charges relating to California Penal Code 288, Lewd and Lascivious Acts on a Minor. This is one of California’s more serious child molestation charges. Many Californian’s, however, don’t realize that California Child Molestation Law extends to behavior that usually precedes the conditions of PC 288.
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