March 03, 2023 14:22
The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit today is announcing the arrest of a man on a sex crime warrant and are seeking other potential victims who may not have yet filed reports with police.
This morning, March 3, 2023, Gabriel Forest Weiss, 49, of Portland (photo), was arrested in Southeast Portland by the United States Marshals Service. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Rape in the First Degree and Sodomy in the First Degree. These charges stem from August 2018, when Weiss allegedly lured a 19-year-old woman into his home in the Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood under the pretense of a modeling job. Once she was in his studio, Weiss allegedly bound the woman before assaulting her.
Information obtained in this investigation indicates Weiss may have sexually assaulted other victims. The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office are asking anyone who has information about Weiss to please contact PPB Detective Nathan Wollstein at (503)545-3482 or Nathan.Wollstein@police.portlandoregon.gov.
A recent photograph of Gabriel Weiss is included in this release in an effort to aid the search for other potential victims.
Victims may have had contact with Weiss in other settings as well. Weiss has worked as an artist under the pseudonyms Kawiri Cascabel and Gabe Kawiri. He previously operated the Bamboo Grove Salon, a teahouse, music, art, and event space in inner Southeast Portland. More recently, Weiss practiced acupuncture at Clinic Eleven in Portland’s Old Town-Chinatown Neighborhood. In the 2000’s, Weiss was a student and instructor at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland.
A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Gabriel Weiss is innocent unless and until proven guilty. Additional information will be released when appropriate to the investigation.
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