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Man arrested for rash of sexual battery cases in Ventura

Oxnard resident Luis Sanchez-Vega is accused of approaching women and teenagers on the street and fondling them in Ventura.

April 21, 2011 12:40:36 AM PDT
Authorities announced that they have made an arrest in a rash of sexual battery cases near a middle school in Ventura.

Oxnard resident Luis Sanchez-Vega is accused of approaching women and teenagers on the street and fondling them. The victims ranged in age from 13 to 38.

Most of the incidents happened near Cabrillo Middle School.

Police arrested Sanchez-Vega after an incident on Wednesday in which the victim was able to write down a license plate number. He was booked into Ventura County Jail on four counts of sexual battery, three counts of child annoyance and one count of child molestation.

Police believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.