February 24, 2014 17:45
This incident occurred near the area of North Adriatic Avenue and North Esperanza Street.
Last night, February 23, 2014, at 9:48 p.m. North Precinct officers responded to a sexual assault in the Portsmouth Neighborhood. Officers arrived and a 15-year-old female reported that she had been sexually assaulted. Officers conducted a thorough check of the area and identified a possible crime scene but did not locate the suspect.
Officer requested that PPB detectives and criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division respond to the scene. Detectives arrived and began their investigation. It is early in the investigation but preliminary results indicate that the suspect may be an unknown age, male, black, wearing a black sweatshirt with a hood. The victim did not know the suspect. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Chamberlin at 503-823-4783
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 GirlStrength 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