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Thousand Oaks Man Pleads Guilty To A Fraction Of The Dozens Of Child Luring Charges Against Him

Monday June 17, 2024

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     Updated--A Thousand Oaks man originally charged with dozens of child luring and other crimes involving at least three teenage girls has been allowed to plead guilty to just four charges.

     24-year-old Devon Joelson Monday pleaded guilty to three counts of felony child luring and one felony count of arranging a meeting for the purpose of exposing himself.

     He remains in the Ventura County Jail where he has been for almost two years pending sentencing on August 6th.

     At the time of his arrest in 2022, the authorities said that Joelson used social media to victimize teenage girls ranging in age from 14 to 17 at various locations in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo.

     In at least one case, Joelson was accused of convincing one victim into sending him child sexual abuse material and then convinced her to meet at a location where he attempted to sexually abuse her.

     Before he faced charges in this case, Joelson had been on probation for felony animal cruelty after kicking a neighbor's dog to death in 2019.