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Detectives Arrest Suspect for Lewd Acts with a Child – Additional Victims Sought

Santa Barbara, Calif. – On Tuesday, 03-30-2021, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Michael Felipe Limon at his home in the Unincorporated area of Santa Barbara for felony violations of California Penal Code Section 288.7(b)- Engaging in Sexual Acts with a minor under 10 years of age, and violation of California Penal Code Section 311.4(b)- Possession/Distribution of Child Pornography.

Limon was arrested after an extensive confidential criminal investigation without incident. Limon is currently being held on $250,000 bail at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office main jail.

Based on the investigation, SBSO Detectives believe there may be additional survivors of sexual assault by Limon who have not been identified. The Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage anyone with knowledge of additional crimes associated with Michael Limon, to please contact Detective Adomaitis at or by phone at 805-681-4150.

If would like to be anonymous, you can submit information online at or by calling (805)681-4171.

Sheriff’s detectives coordinate closely with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, Victim-Witness Program to ensure the needs of survivors are not overshadowed by the focus on the investigation and prosecution of the accused. Victim Advocates are available to ensure that survivors are kept informed and supported throughout the criminal justice process. Survivors have the option of contacting the Victim-Witness Assistance Program directly at 805-568-2400 or toll free at 855-840-3232.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind survivors that they can also find support services through our community partner, Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA). Services offered by STESA include a confidential 24-Hour hotline, legal and medical advocacy and accompaniment, and counseling. You can reach a STESA advocate at any time by calling (805) 564-3696.

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