Thousand Oaks Deputies Arrest A Man They Accuse Of Being A Child Sexual Predator

Thursday December 13, 2018

     Deputies say they arrested a Thousand Oaks man who is accused of being a child sexual predator.

   They say that 69-year-old Steven Skyler Abbott was taken into custody November 28th at his residence.

   Deputies say their investigation into Abbott began in September in Newbury Park when a 16-year-old female reported that she was sexually abused by him starting when she was five-years-old and it lasted until she was 11-years-old.

   As detectives investigated the allegation, a 24-year-old woman also reported being sexually abused by Abbott between the ages of three-years-old and seven-years-old.

   They said that the victims and their families met and associated with Abbott through the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses church in Newbury Park.

   Abbott was booked into the Ventura County Jail on a variety of charges related to child sexual abuse.

   His bail was set at $250,000 and he is due in court to be arraigned on December 27th.