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Posted on: February 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Danville Business Owner Arrested on Sex Charge

Photo of Ramon Pruitt, wearing dark navy shirt standing before a grey background

Danville Business Owner Arrested on Sex Charges

Investigation continues into alleged sexual misconduct

A Danville business owner is under arrest following an investigation by police into alleged sexual misconduct.  Police Chief Allan Shields said that at approximately 12:50 pm, on February 21, 2020, officers arrested Ramon Pruitt, 63, San Geronimo, after locating him in Oakland.   Pruitt is the owner of Danville Karate International located at 105 Town and Country Drive.

Danville Police, assisted by detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, began investigating Pruitt on January 14, 2020, after receiving a report of alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with one of his students at the karate studio. 

On February 20, 2020, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed three felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child on Pruitt and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Pruitt was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility with bail set at $500,000.

Police are continuing their investigation, and encourage anyone with additional information regarding this case to contact the Danville Police Department Investigations Unit at (925) 314-3711 or

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