Michael James Pratt once threatened Mike South Blog and gets his ass handed to him.
Pratt is charged in a 19-count indictment with sex trafficking. Including but not limited to, the production of child pornography. Sex trafficking of a minor. Conspiracy to launder monetary instruments in connection with the operation of the GirlsDoPorn adult website was the least of his activity.
Pratt has been a fugitive since 2019 and was named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List earlier this year.
Spanish National Police arrested Pratt on December 21, 2022. While in Madrid, Spain, pursuant to an Interpol Red Notice.
A Red Notice was requested to all law enforcement agencies worldwide. To locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. Pratt is now being held in Spain pending extradition.
“The capture of Michael Pratt is an example of how the FBI will pursue justice beyond U.S. borders—you can run but you can’t hide,” said Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Stacey Moy of the FBI San Diego Field Office. “Thank you to our determined FBI San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force and to our federal and international partners for their commitment to making sure that Michael Pratt is brought to justice.”
SAC Moy would like to thank the Spanish National Police, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their coordination in the arrest of Michael Pratt. The public was also thanked for their assistance in this investigation.
In January 2020, a civil court found in favor of 22 women Plaintiffs in the aggregate amounts of $9,475,831.50 in compensatory damages and $3,300,000 in punitive damages.
Pratt was the 529th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
The Most wanted list was established in 1950. Additional information concerning Pratt and the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives can be found by visiting the FBI’s website at fbi.gov/topten.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt, and all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Any additional victims of the alleged crime are encouraged to call the FBI National Threat Operations Center at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).