August 01, 2013 14:50On June 18, 2013, two women were sexually assaulted hours apart from each other in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. East Precinct officers, working with Sex Crimes Detectives, positively identified the suspects as being, 21-year-old Bradley James Ritmiller and 20-year-old Bobby Lee Alsup III.
One victim, a 44-year-old female, was admitted to a Portland hospital with numerous facial and chest injuries suffered during the sexual assault. The second victim, a 27-year-old female, was sexually assaulted then beaten with a metal wrench which caused head, wrist and hand injuries.
The 27-year-old victim met the two suspects earlier in the day and was sexually assaulted later that night, approximately an hour after they sexually assaulted the 44-year-old victim.
Both victims are transients who frequent 82nd Avenue.
Working with Multnomah County Parole and Probation, detectives were able to arrest the Ritmiller on June 23, 2013, and Alsup on June 26, 2013, and book them into jail on parole violations.
On July 26, 2013, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted the men on charges of Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Rape in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree (three counts), Assault in the Second Degree (two counts), and Assault in the Third Degree.
Ritmiller remains in the Multnomah County Jail and Alsup is in the Clackamas County Jail.
Detectives are concerned that there may be additional victims of sexual violence and would like to hear from anyone with information about these cases or suspects.
The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-strangers sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.
The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and we want you to know that you need not be alone as a survivor of a sexual assault. SARC has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.
Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.
To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength.
Anyone with information about this case or any other victims is asked to contact Detective Cory Stenzel at (503) 823-0453 or Cory.Stenzel@PortlandOregon.gov
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Sgt. Pete Simpson