Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested (Photo)

April 19, 2019 13:00


Today, Friday the 19th, 2019, at 00:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance call in the area of Northwest Kearney Street and Northwest 19th Avenue. Officers arrived and located the victim of a sexual assault. Other officers took the suspect, 23-year-old Princeton Owens, into custody. An independent witness took the time to help officers with the investigation.

Owens was interviewed by detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit.
This was determined to be a stranger on stranger sexual assault.

Owens was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Anyone with information on this suspect or event can contact Detective Greenlee at 503-823-0871.

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit consists of sworn personal and victim advocates who apply a victim-centered approach to reporting and investigating sexual assaults.

There are additional resources available:

*Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3222.

*Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

*Project UNICA - (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirlStrength and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit

If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email



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