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Washington County Corrections looking for Beaverton sex offender Robert Edward Foster

Foster is at large after failing to return to the Corrections Center


The Washington County Community Corrections Department is asking for your help in locating a Beaverton man previously convicted of sex crimes.Robert Edward Foster

Robert Edward Foster, 26, had been sentenced in 2011 to 37 months in prison for Attempted Sexual Abuse I and Burglary II. Upon his release on July 30, 2014, Foster was directed to reside at the Community Corrections Center.

However, Foster checked out of the facility and failed to return as directed, and his whereabouts are currently unknown. A warrant for his arrest is active, and the public is urged to use caution and not to approach Foster themselves, but rather to report any information regarding his whereabouts to 9-1-1.

Foster is described as 6 feet tall and 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Terms of his release state that Foster is not to have any contact with his victim or minors. He is prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages or other mind-altering drugs. He is prohibited from associating with known drug users outside of a treatment setting, and must register as a sex offender with law enforcement, participate in sex offender treatment, and submit to regular polygraph examinations.

Foster's current conviction came as a result of an incident in which he followed an adult female stranger from MAX to a Portland State University bathroom where he sexually assaulted her. Upon his arrest, Foster had a number of women's undergarments shoved down his pants and tied around his waist. He also has a documented history of substance abuse (alcohol, I.V. heroin, methamphetamine etc.) and anger management issues.

Anyone with information about Foster is asked to contact Probation Officer Kevin Doohan at 503-846-3412, 503-846-4300 after hours, or Kevin_Doohan@co.washington.or.us.

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