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Note on female victim's door leads to sex assault suspect's arrest

Police arrest Cruz Bonilla, 33, of Hillsboro, on Thursday in connection with Aug. 15 incident


Police arrested a suspect in an Aug. 15 sexual assault after a man apparently left a note on the victim's apartment door on Monday.

Beaverton police detectives investigating the Friday, Aug. 15, sexual assault of a 39-year-old Beaverton resident learned Monday the victim found a note left on her apartment door near Southwest 153rd Avenue and Southwest Millikan Way. The note provided enough information to lead detectives to the suspect, identified as Cruz Bonilla, 33, of Hillsboro.

Detectives located Bonilla on Thursday and arrested him on various charges related to the sexual assault. They also determined there was no connection between Bonilla and the victim, and that Bonilla was unknown to the victim.

Beaverton police officers responded on Aug. 15 at 2 a.m. to a report of a sexual assault at an apartment complex.

The female victim reported that a man entered her apartment around 1:30 a.m. through an unlocked door and sexually assaulted her. During the assault, the victim struggled with the suspect, who fled the apartment.

Responding officers searched the area but were not able to locate the suspect. Beaverton police investigators worked with the victim, leading to the suspect's arrest on Thursday.

Bonilla was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail on accusations of first-degree burglary, first-degree sex abuse and first-degree sodomy.

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