On the morning of Thursday, June 9, 2022, The Oxnard Police Department became aware of social media postings referencing sexual assault incidents at Pacifica High School. The incidents were between students. The Police Department’s Family Protection Unit (FPU) assigned investigators to look further into this, along with the assistance of a school resource officer.
The cases that drove the discussion on social media were from incidents that occurred in 2019 and 2020. Both cases were thoroughly investigated by FPU detectives. Due to the sensitive nature of these investigations, as well as the age of the victims, Oxnard Police cannot, and will not, release information on the status of the investigations, or speak to the details of these cases.
A number of comments made in the social media posts made reference or alluded to additional victims or incidents. Police investigators and school resource officers are also working with school administrators to conduct outreach, including through social media, in hopes of identifying and locating potential additional victims or witnesses, as well as persons with information about the incidents. At the time of this news release, eight (8) officers have been assembled to further look into allegations.
The Oxnard Police Department understands the serious nature of sexual assault cases, and is committed to investigating them. Detectives with the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit are highly trained professionals who are devoted to seeking justice for victims. The Oxnard Police Department works closely with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office to ensure that sexual assault cases are fully investigated.
If you are a sexual assault victim from Pacifica High School, or have information about these incidents, we urge you to contact Sergeant Scott Aaron at (805) 385-7756 or email at [email protected]