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Homeless Man Sentenced to State Prison for Crimes Against Homeless Women

Man Pleads No Contest to Series of Sexual Assaults

Anthony Pittman, currently homeless, has pled no contest to a series of sexual assaults committed between August and September 2022, according to authorities.

The incidents, which targeted homeless female adults, occurred in various locations across Los Angeles, including the LAPD’s Northeast and Wilshire Divisions.

One assault took place near the Santa Monica Library on September 27, 2022, around 4:00 a.m. The victim, a homeless woman, reported waking up to find a male suspect attempting to remove her blankets. She tried to flee but was tackled to the ground and sexually assaulted. She later walked to the Santa Monica Police Station to file an official report.

Authorities linked Pittman to the crimes through DNA evidence. Pittman, a previously convicted sex offender, has been sentenced to eight years in state prison for Forced Sodomy and Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony.

The Santa Monica Police Department encourages anyone with information related to Pittman to contact Detective Sergeant Goodwin at Chad.Goodwin@santamonica.gov, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.

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