In March of 2022, The Ventura Police SVU (Special Victims Unit) began investigating a report of Stanwood performing a lewd act on a minor. Throughout the investigation, SVU learned that Stanwood had also provided the minor with marijuana.
On 8/17/22 SVU learned Matthew Stanwood, (06/16/89) a Fillmore Resident would be back in Ventura after working out of state. On 8/18/22 Detectives conducted an operation to locate and arrest Stanwood.
Stanwood was located at Marina Park in The City of Ventura. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Stanwood was booked at Ventura County Jail for Lewd Acts With a Minor 288(c)(1)PC and Furnishing Marijuana to a Minor 11361(b)HS both are felonies.
SVU has information that there may be additional victims. Anyone who believes they are a victim should contact Detective Hume at (805) 339-4472.