14-Year-Old Oakland Boy Charged With Robbery, Sexual Assaults

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A 14-year-old Oakland boy was charged Wednesday with four felony counts for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting two 28-year-old women, according to court documents.

The boy turned himself in at the Alameda County Juvenile Hall in San Leandro on Monday, two days after Oakland police asked for the public’s help in locating him.

Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said that in the first attack on Jan. 6, a woman was walking in the 1200 block of Market Street around 10 p.m. when a male who appeared to be armed with a gun approached her and demanded her wallet, police said.

The robber then forced the woman to an isolated area, where he sexually assaulted her, police said.

The second attack occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the 600 block of 11th Street.

Watson said that in that case, another woman was approached by a stranger on a bicycle who simulated a handgun and demanded her purse, police said. As in the first attack, the woman was taken to an isolated area where she was sexually assaulted.

Watson said it appears the attacker simulated a handgun in both incidents.

The boy is charged with two counts of robbery and one count each of sexual assault and kidnapping for sexual assault.

Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman Teresa Drenick said the boy is charged as a juvenile at this point but her office will file a motion to ask that he be remanded to adult court after a behavioral study is completed.

The boy is being held in custody and is scheduled to have a detention hearing in Alameda County Juvenile Court at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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  • AP

    Boy??? Looks more like a seasoned thug to me!

  • lol

    lol i bet he was black

  • Drdarby

    Of course he was , if he wasn’t there would have been a photo

    • JamesD

      Not for a 14 year old regardless of color because he is a juvenile – even though blacks commit these crimes like 800% more per capita, don’t be a racist and always assume the perp is black since whites too commit such crimes.

  • Sherri Cruz

    His grandmother is already planning to sue OPD for 3 million dollars for “slandering” her grandson. According to her, he has mental health problems and can’t read or write, so whatever happened isn’t his fault. But if OPD felt that he was enough of a public threat to name him as a juvenile, I take it that this arrest probably isn’t his first.

  • Rafael

    Regardless of age, this type of crime should have swift violent repercussions. Try him as an adult and chemically castrate.

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