VENTURA COUNTY — By any reasonable definition, at the age of 63, William Beliveau, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is considered a senior citizen. Eligibility for Social Security benefits, however, appears to be no inhibitor of individual sexual appetite.
Evidence of that arose on June 25th, when Beliveau, reportedly a UCLA-educated mechanical engineer by training, was arrested by Ventura County Sheriff’s Department East County Major Crimes Unit detectives working in tandem with deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department and booked into Ventura County Jail on various charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Timothy Lohman, “a female reported she met William Beliveau at a substance abuse treatment program” in the Thousand Oaks area.
During the course of their social interaction, Beliveau was apparently of such an engaging personality that his offer to share his hotel accommodations with the alleged female victim on the evening of June 11th was readily accepted.
Based upon the victim’s allegations, however, Beliveau may have had more in mind than she anticipated. Following her evening with him, she reported to Thousand Oaks Police detectives that he had, in fact, sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. Lohman reported to the media that once their investigation began, “two additional victims were identified” who claim to have been similarly assaulted by Beliveau “under similar circumstances.”
Pursuant to the findings of their investigation, detectives made contact with Beliveau and arrested him on charges of raping an unconscious person and anal and genital penetration by a foreign object. He was transported to Ventura County Jail where he remains in custody on $500,000 bail.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking