Thousand Oaks step-father arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of child

A 55-year-old Thousand Oaks man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing his 15-year-old step-daughter.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office says Luis Ayala had been sexually abusing his step-daughter for the past 2 1/2 years.

Ayala was arrested on March 1, 2019, at his home in the 700 block of Saint Charles Drive in Thousand Oaks after Major Crimes - Sexual Assault Unit detectives responded to a child crimes report at that location.

Ayala was booked into Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for continuous sexual abuse of a child. His bail is set at $200,000.

Ayala is scheduled to appear in court on March 5, 2019.