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Security Guard At Ventura County Courthouse Arrested On Child Abuse Charge

A security guard at a South Coast courthouse has been arrested on a child abuse charge.

Simi Valley Police say Thomas Platts became involved with a teenage girl he met through a mutual acquaintance. Detectives say they received a tip about the situation, and started an investigation which led to the arrest of the 26 year old Simi Valley man.

He’s a security guard at Ventura County’s East Valley Courthouse.

Platts has been charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. Investigators say they are trying to determine if there may be more victims.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.