Oakland Police Seek Boy, 14, in 2 Sexual Assaults

Justin Berton, San Francisco Chronicle, January 16, 2012

Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy they say sexually assaulted two women in West Oakland, one of whom he approached on a bicycle.

In both incidents, the suspect—described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds—pretended to have a firearm, said Officer Mario Martinez.

“But he may be armed now,” Martinez said of the suspect, whom The Chronicle is not naming because of his age.

According to authorities, the teen robbed and assaulted a 28-year-old woman in the 1200 block of Market Street on Jan. 6.

After he took the victim’s wallet, police said, he forced her into an isolated area, where he sexually assaulted her.

The second victim, also a 28-year-old woman, was robbed and assaulted Thursday evening in the 600 block of 11th Street, less than half a mile from the first incident.

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