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Police seek suspect in attempted sexual assault


The Beaverton Police Department, in cooperation with its Crime Stoppers unit, is asking the public's help in locating a suspect sought in an attempted murder and sexual assault on Monday, April 2.

Beaverton police officers responded at 8:35 a.m. Monday to a call of a sexual assault of a 30-year-old female by a suspect known to her in the area of Southwest Menlo Road. Upon arrival, officers determined the male suspect had forced his way into the victim's apartment, strangled the victim until she was unconscious and then sexually assaulted her, said Mike Rowe, public information officer with the Beaverton Police Department.

After the attack, the victim was able to flee her apartment and notify police. The suspect was no longer in the apartment when police arrived, and he was not located in a search of the area.

The suspect, Mauricio Beltran-Trejo, is described as a 35-yearold, 5-foot, 7-inches tall Hispanic man with black hair, brown eyes and weighing approximately 190 pounds. Known to frequent the Beaverton and Hillsboro areas, Beltran-Trejo has worked in the janitorial and nursery industries.

If anyone as seen him or know his location, please call the Beaverton police at 503-629-0111.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest in this case or any unsolved felony. Those who report will remain anonymous.

To leave a Crime Stoppers tip online, visit crimestoppersofregon.com, text Crimes (274637) and type 823HELP in the subject line, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave tip information.

To download the Crime Stoppers application for an iPhone or Droid, visit tipsoft.com