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Neil Kimball

Sex Crimes Detective Pleads Guilty for Sexual Assault of Teen

  • Sex Crimes Detective, Neil Kimball has come forward to admit guilt in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in 2017.
  • The teenage victim was bound and tied up in Kimball’s mobile home in Camarillo, CA. He had become too friendly with the young girl and spent time with her outside the investigation.
  • Kimball has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior in 2009 and 2014 by two other women who had approached the detective about their own sexual assault cases.
  • The victim is having a tough time recovering from the incident, suffering from anxiety and depression.
  • Kimball has been sentenced to three years in prison, required to pay $50,000 to the victim, and must register as a sex offender.

A sex crimes detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl back in 2017. The former detective received the maximum sentence of three years in prison for a lewd act with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse.

Sex Crime Detective Took Advantage of Teen

Neil Kimball of Agoura, California met with the teen when she filed a report that she was sexually abused in Los Angeles in 2017. Kimball had befriended the teenager and spent time with her outside the investigation. He later took advantage of her trust.

Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten reported that the teen claimed to be bound and tied up when she was sexually assaulted by Kimball. The incident took place in his trailer located in Camarillo, CA.

Other Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

In 2009, a woman accused Kimball of grabbing her hand and making her touch his genitals. Although the proper authorities tried to investigate the incident, the contradictory stories from witnesses forced the case to be dropped altogether.

Another woman from California came forward to mention that she reported Kimball back in 2014 because he had acted inappropriately by flirting with her as he was investigated the woman’s own sexual assault case.

Teen Victim Still Recovering

Woman’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who represents the victim and her family, read a letter written by the teenage girl during a hearing in Ventura County Superior Court. The victim’s letter read, “I’ve watched my whole life fall apart.”

Her letter also explains how hard she has worked to put the pieces of her life back together. She has received treatment from the appropriate mental facilities and is battling depression and anxiety among other things. Allred also read how the victim has lost all faith in the justice system and her local authorities.

Kimball’s Regret and Future

Neil Kimball’s attorney, Douglas Ridley said that “He has remorse—as much as possible a human being could have—for what he did to that poor girl.” Ridley also told the court that the investigation of his client’s case only began after Kimball confessed and acknowledged his wrongdoing.

In a statement provided by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office, the department said, “We hold all our employees to the highest ethical standard and when that standard is not met, there must be consequences. The Department has now obtained court documents to proceed with his immediate termination.”

Kimball will serve three years in prison, pay the victim $50,000 for her pain and suffering, and register as a sex offender. He has been instructed to never make contact with the teenage girl again.