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Man Accused Of Serial Child Abuse In Ventura County In 1990's Arrested

A man authorities say was a serial child predator in Ventura County nearly two decades ago has been found and arrested in Maryland. Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say Julio Anaya was arrested in 1999 after an investigation showed he had molested five different girls under the age of 11.   While awaiting trial in March of 2000, he fled the country for his homeland of El Salvador.

But, last month detectives discovered Anaya might be back in the United States. After getting evidence he might be in a Maryland city, investigators worked with local police who located, and arrested the now 47 year old man.

He was extradited to California, and is now back in Ventura County to face charges.