BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing of a complaint against suspect Anthony Jefferson.
The Bakersfield Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for the 45-year-old for the charges of sexual battery by false pretense, indecent exposure, false impersonation, and theft.
Jefferson portrayed himself as a talent scout and also used the identity of real employees of major television networks. He would post various job positions for upcoming movies being filmed in Bakersfield on the internet and would meet the victims at local hotel rooms for interviews and auditions. He was also able to convince them to perform various sexual acts under the false pretense that it was part of the role they would be performing in an actual movie. Additionally, he obtained money from the victims for incidental costs.
Anyone with information regarding Jefferson’s whereabouts is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111 or Detective Rodrigues at (661) 326-3870, or the Secret Witness line at (661) 322-4040.
The Secret Witness phone line operates 24 hours a day. Secrecy is guaranteed to those who call.