February 21, 2014 16:05
Portland Police Bureau Child Abuse Team (CAT) detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl in a TriMet bus shelter and may have committed a similar act with a 14-year-old girl in a different case.
On February 6, 2014, at approximately 8:50 a.m. a 13-year-old female reported that a man approached her using sexually explicit language and inappropriately touched her in a TriMet bus shelter, located at North Dekum Street and Durham Avenue. The victim was waiting for the bus to go to school. The suspect was caught on TriMet surveillance video shortly after the incident.
During the investigation, detectives learned of a similar incident that occurred on January 23, 2014, at approximately 8:46 a.m. In this incident, a 14-year-old girl reported that a man sat next to her on a TriMet bus and made sexually explicit comments and inappropriately touched her in the area of North Woolsey Avenue and Trenton Street.
A surveillance image from the February 6 incident is being released to the public to assist police in identifying the suspect.
The suspect is described as an African American male in his mid-20s to early 30s, 5'10" tall, 175 pounds, black hair ,brown eyes, and clean-shaven.
If anyone has information about these crimes or the identity of the suspect they are urged to contact Detective Erica Hurley at 503-823-0249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204