sex offender accused of assaulting woman in Santa Monica; Police are looking for possible additional victims

Police on Thursday asked the public for help in their search for possible additional victims of a suspected sexual assault suspect arrested in Santa Monica last week.

The Santa Monica Police Department said in a news release that the attack occurred in the area of ​​4th Street and Colorado Avenue on June 28, when the suspect, 29-year-old Anthony Barrett, grabbed a woman’s buttocks and then fled. ,

Officers managed to locate and arrest Barrett, who is originally from Ohio.

The police department said Barrett has been charged with sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender.

Investigators said Barrett has been in Southern California since at least June and believes there may be other victims.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Brian Spencer at 310-458-8420 or Sgt. Chad Goodwin at 310-458-8931. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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