Anthony Pittman, 39, was arrested Tuesday in West Hollywood for sexual assaults that occurred in the cities of Santa Monica Boulevard and Los Angeles. Police have charged Pittman, who was homeless, with sexually assaulting multiple homeless women during a series of nighttime attacks between August 28 and September 15, 2022.
The suspect has been linked to the crimes by DNA evidence. According to police spokesperson Lt. Erika Aklufi, Pittman’s victims were all adult females who were homeless at the time of the assaults. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Airport Office has charged Pittman with three counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of digital penetration, and one count of sexual battery. Aklufi said that there is no evidence that Pittman was active in Santa Monica between the assaults and his arrest.
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau released a special bulletin stating that it is currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred in the City of West Hollywood and is seeking information regarding the suspect.
On March 13, 2023, between the hours of 1:30 AM and 1:45 AM, Deputies assigned to West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station responded to the 7600 block of Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood regarding a sexual assault involving a male suspect and a female adult victim. The suspect approached the victim at a bus bench and forced her to a nearby parking garage where the sexual assault occurred. The suspect then walked southbound on Fuller Avenue and out of view.
The suspect is described as a:
- Male, Black, approximately 28 years old
- Approximately 6’01” / approximately 210 lbs., muscular build
- Black eyes, mustache
- Last seen wearing a ski mask, baseball cap, cream colored “XTC” sweater over a green hoodie, black pants, and white shoes.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Special Victims Bureau is tasked with investigating the sexual and physical abuse of children and felonious sexual assaults involving adult victims.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at [email protected].