This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
In February 2020, a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant was contacted by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office and advised of unreported allegations regarding forcible spousal rape (262 (a)(1) PC), multiple acts of spousal rape of an unconscious person (261 (a)(3) PC) and multiple acts of domestic violence battery some of which resulted in visible injury.
The suspect was identified as being Anthony William Oakley. During the ensuing investigation, it was learned in addition to the previous incidents, there was at least one unreported act of criminal threats (422 PC) toward the initial alleged victim (Victim #1).
During the course of the investigation, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant learned there were at least two more alleged victims of a suspected sexual and physical abuse (Victim #2 and Victim #3).
Victim #2 was contacted and it was determined she was the alleged victim of a forcible rape within the last 8 years. Oakley was identified as the perpetrator of that act.
Victim #3 was contacted and it was learned she was also the alleged victim of multiple forcible rapes over the course of a year. Oakley was also identified as the perpetrator of those acts. Oakley was also identified as making credible criminal threats towards Victim #3.
Further evidence was collected which corroborated the statements provided by all three alleged victims.
At the conclusion of the investigation and based on the threat of harm to at least two of the alleged victims, an arrest warrant was sought through the Mendocino County Superior Court.
On 08-24-2020, the arrest warrant was issued and on 08-26-2020 Oakley was taken into custody without incident at his residence in Little River, California
Based on the aforementioned criminal threats, the nature of the allegations and Oakley’s suspected propensity towards violence, a request for a No Bail warrant was included and granted by the Mendocino County Superior Court.
Oakley was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a No Bail status.
Anyone with information related to this investigation or possible additional victims are asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office by calling 707-463-4086 or the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office tip-line at 707-234-2100.