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Police Looking for Moda Center Attacker

 
Police Looking for Moda Center Attacker
Posted Wednesday, March 5th 2014 @ 11am  by Lacey Evans

Portland Police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman as she let Monday night's Blazer game.  Here is a press release from the bureau:

On Monday March 3, 2014, at 10:19 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Moda Center on the report a man grabbed a woman in the parking garage then ran away.

Officers contacted the victim, a 27-year-old woman, who told police that she had attended the Portland Trailblazers game at the Moda Center, and was walking through a parking garage adjacent to North Drexler Drive. The victim told police that a man approached her, grabbed her, and began pulling her towards a fenced area. The victim fought back and the suspect let her go. The suspect then ran away in an unknown direction.

Multiple officers searched the area for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s to 40s with long, straight dark hair. The suspect wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans, and had very bad body odor, according to the victim.

The victim did not require any medical treatment after the attack.

On Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014, the victim met with a Police Forensic Sketch Artist to create a sketch of the suspect. This sketch is being released to the public to aid detectives in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this suspect, or anyone who was in the area after the Blazer game that saw this suspect is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit at (503) 823-9781.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence and the Bureau makes every attempt to share this information as soon as practicable. The decision of when to inform the public is carefully balanced against the needs of the investigation, as the top priority is to solve the case.

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.

 

 

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