February 18, 2014 17:15
Today, Tuesday February 18, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 26-year-old Othman Mohammed Al-Oraini in connection with a February 3 sexual assault.
Al-Oraini was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Rape in the First Degree and Sex Abuse in the First Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday.
This investigation started on February 3, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., when a 19-year-old woman reported to police that a known person sexually assaulted her at a Southwest Portland residential building near the Portland State University campus. The incident did not occur on Portland State property.
The victim and the suspect are both students at Portland State.
PSU Public Safety assisted the Police Bureau with this investigation, resulting in the suspect's identification and eventual arrest.
The Portland State University Women's Resource Center advocates for the best educational and campus experience for all members of the community. To learn more about the Women's Resource Center visit http://www.pdx.edu/wrc/
The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and wants 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.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204