Ventura | Suspect arrest for Attempting 12 Year Old through Text Messages

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On 9-30-18, an alert father of a 12 year old girl found a text conversation on the girl’s phone that indicated she was possibly in a relationship with an adult male. The victim’s father called the police and filed a report.

Major Crimes Detectives began investigating the incident and identified the suspect as 36 year old Jesus Alvarado. Over the course of the investigation, Alvarado continued to stay in contact with the victim, wanting to start a dating relationship. Alvarado indicated he knew the victim was only 12 years old. On 10/10/18 at 1230 hours, Alvarado arranged to drive from his residence in North Hollywood to meet the victim in the area of Cedar St. and Shoshone St. in Ventura. When Alvarado arrived in his vehicle, detectives arrested him without incident. 

Alvarado was booked at the Ventura County Jail for 288(a) PC- Lewd acts with a child (felony) and 288.4 (b) PC– Luring a minor for sexual purposes (felony). If you have further information reference this investigation, or know of anyone who’s had similar type contact with the suspect, please call Det. Alyse Quiroz at (805) 339-4413.                      


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