Wednesday, investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) arrested Steven Wayne Bower, in Oak View on suspicion of child molestation. According to a VCSO press release, Bower, 45, is suspected of molesting three juvenile victims, each on separate occasions. Bower is currently in custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trail Detention Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail. He has entered a plea of not guilty; his next court date is July 7.
VCSO is asking anyone with information that may help in identifying witnesses or other potential victims is asked to contact Detective Randy Skaggs at the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau at 384-4725.
Steven Wayne Bower. (Photo courtesy of Ventura County Sheriff's Office)