iV Menus Owner Sentenced to 18 Years in State Prison

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Patrick Galoustian booking photo (Courtesy of Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office)
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By edhat staff

The owner of iV Menus in Isla Vista has been sentenced to 18 years in State Prison for several felony counts of sexual assault.

Patrick Galoustian, 48, accepted a plea deal and pled guilty to three counts of oral copulation of an unconscious person; one count each of sexual penetration by a foreign object, sodomy of an intoxicated person and oral copulation with a person prevented from resisting due to intoxication; and two counts of criminal threats, in December of 2019. 

Galoustian was sentenced on Thursday and is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to the Daily Nexus.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office investigated a rape that occurred on December 17, 2017 at 910 Embarcadero Del Norte, the location of the Isla Vista food delivery service iV Menus that Galoustian started in 2008. He also lived at the same location. 

Galoustian was arrested the next day on charges of kidnap to commit robbery or rape, rape of a drugged victim, and two counts of oral copulation by use of force or injury. He pled not guilty during his arraignment. iV Menus is not currently operating. 

Approximately a month later the UCSB Police Department released a statement asking the public to provide information on possible other crimes Galoustian may have committed. 


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giftedinSB Nov 06, 2020 01:05 PM
iV Menus Owner Sentenced to 18 Years in State Prison

I was targeted by this creep in IV a few years ago. He tried to lure me in by acting friendly and inviting me to pet his dog, but fortunately I trusted my instincts and got the heck out of there. 3 weeks later I saw this guy in the headlines and immediately called the detective on the case to report my experience. Even though nothing happened, I gave a description of myself (in case I fit the target victim profile) in the hopes that it could contribute to the victims getting justice. So glad to see this scumbag off the streets.

OWLworks Nov 07, 2020 09:16 AM
iV Menus Owner Sentenced to 18 Years in State Prison

Did ya notice-- they let them out in half sentence time-- 9 years and maybe even earlier if jails too crowded. That means something too doesn't it? What about retaliation folks?
Sex offenders for life do not get jobs, or can live a normal life. That makes them even more dangerous. He needs mental confinement in a place where he does community services there for life, gets treatment . He is a multiple offender. He has ruined lives of young people! Fact.

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