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Police: Third sexual assault victim now linked to Oakland man still at large


OAKLAND — A man already wanted in the alleged sexual assaults of two women in Oakland earlier this month has been linked to another pair of sexual assaults, of a Pittsburg woman two years ago, authorities said Friday.

Oakland Police asked for the public’s help in locating Santieago Pratt, 31, of Oakland. Pratt is wanted in connection with the alleged sexual assaults of a 33-year-old woman on May 27, 2024, and a 37-year-old woman on May 28, 2024. (Oakland Police Department) 

The latest victim, who is in her 30s, came forward after seeing media reports about Oakland police seeking the suspect, 31-year-old Santieago Pratt.

Authorities said the woman knows Pratt and told investigators he allegedly sexually assaulted her in Pittsburg twice in 2022. Police did not immediately say if they knew why the assaults were not reported sooner.

A no-bail warrant had already been issued for Pratt’s arrest in the Oakland cases. He remained at large Friday.

Platt was already being sought in a sexual assault of a 33-year-old woman that happened about 1 a.m. May 27 in the 2000 block of 85th Avenue, police said. Platt may have known the woman, police said.

The other victim was a 37-year-old woman who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted just before 6:15 a.m. May 28 in the 1700 block of 40th Avenue. The woman was later located. Police have not said how Pratt was linked to that attack.

Both Oakland attacks happened in primarily residential neighborhoods.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $15,000 in reward money for information leading to Pratt’s arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts or any of the attacks is asked to call the OPD Special Victims Section at 510-238-3641 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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