OJAI POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Suspects: Two Oak View men, ages 18 and 20
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s Ojai detectives and patrol deputies concluded an investigation into a child abuse case in which one suspect kicked a four-year-old male child in the groin while another suspect videotaped it. The investigation started when a patrol deputy was given a found cellular phone. When the deputy attempted to identify the owner of the phone, he located a video in the phone showing a four-year-old male child being kicked in the groin by an adult male. The child abuse case occurred in December of 2009, but was not reported until the deputy uncovered the video.
During the investigation, the two suspects were identified and ultimately arrested for 273a(a) – Child Abuse. At this time, the suspects are in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.