Detectives Investigating a Sexual Assault in Lower Southeast Industrial Area

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September 18, 2013 21:40

  

This morning, Wednesday September 18, 2013, at 3:16 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Main Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived and contacted the victim, a 19-year-old female, who told police that she was sleeping in her friend's car in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Oak Street. The victim told police that she woke-up with a stranger sexually assaulting her in her friend's car. It is not clear how the victim and vehicle got from Downtown to the Lower Southeast side. The suspect fled the area.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30s, approximately 6' tall with an average build.

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 is asked to contact Detective Jason Christensen at (503) 823-0400.

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