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San Diego-based porn site co-owner added to FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Sep 07, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI San Diego announced Wednesday the addition of Michael James Pratt to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List for his alleged involvement in sex trafficking and production of child pornography.

The FBI is also offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Pratt co-owned and operated the websites “Girls Do Porn” and “Girls Do Toys” with his co-conspirator, Matthew Issac Wolfe, which generated over $17 million in revenue, according to the FBI. Pratt is wanted for his alleged involvement in recruiting young women and a minor to engage in commercial sex acts by force, fraud, and coercion.

In 2019, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, issued a federal arrest warrant for Pratt.

“This was a despicable crime that has devastated its victims,” said U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to combating all forms of sex trafficking. Today’s announcement is yet another important step in our commitment to bring Michael Pratt back to San Diego to face these charges and to seek justice for the victims of these crimes.”

“Locating Pratt is a high priority for the FBI in order to stop him from victimizing anyone else,”
said Special Agent in Charge Stacey Moy of the FBI’s San Diego Field Office.

“Michael James Pratt preyed on young women and girls and allegedly coerced or forced them through threats and fraud to participate in pornographic videos. He engages in dangerous and deceptive practices wherever he goes, and we will not waiver until justice is served.”

Wolfe and other co-conspirators have all been arrested, have pleaded guilty, been sentenced, or awaiting sentencing. Pratt is the only outstanding fugitive. The FBI says he has multiple ties to several countries and the financial means to be anywhere around the world.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael James Pratt is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. You can remain anonymous, but tipsters could receive a reward of up to $100,000 for information that leads to his arrest.