Man Charged with Touching Teen on Ojai Valley Trolley

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Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Nature of Incident: Suspect arrested for lewd acts on a child on the Ojai Valley Trolley.

Report Number: RB# 18-31957

Location: Ojai City Trolley, Ojai, CA

Date & Time: On 02/26/18 4:30-5:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Patrol and Ojai Station Detectives

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (Party), (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Novian, Charles, Ojai, 54
(V) Male Juvenile, Ojai, 15

On 2/26/18, the Ojai Police Department began an investigation of Lewd Acts on a Child. The crime occurred on the Ojai Trolley when the suspect inappropriately touched a 15 year old male juvenile. The investigation revealed the suspect was Charles Novain and he was subsequently arrested on 02/27/18 for PC 288(c)(1)- Lewd Acts on a Child.

Novian is known to frequent the Ojai area including, city parks, bus stops, public buses, and th e Ojai Trolley. If you have any information about Novian, please contact Detective Preciado with the Ojai Police Department.

Please take a moment and speak to your children about “stranger danger” and remind them to never be afraid to report inappropriate behavior, the brave actions of this victim likely saved many more victims.

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