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Deputies ask possible sex abuse victims to come forward

Detectives arrest Bethany man charged with kidnapping and raping woman


Washington County sheriff's detectives are searching for any possible sex abuse victims following the arrest of a Bethany man.

Detectives believe Yusuf Sheikh-Nur, 28, engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with numerous people since November 2012. Detectives arrested Sheikh-Nur on Dec. 18, 2012, originally charging him with two counts of third-degree sex abuse along with multiple counts of harassment and burglary. Sheikh-Nur was lodged in the Washington County Jail until he was bailed out on Feb. 1.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: WCSO - Washington County sheriff's deputies believe Yusuf Sheikh-Nur, 28, of Bethany has engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with numerous people since November 2012.

Beginning the morning of Monday, Feb. 11, deputies learned there were reports that Sheikh-Nur began inappropriately approaching women in the city of Beaverton and in Bethany, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.

"It was reported he would approach women he did not know and ask them for kisses," Ray said. "When they refused his advances, he would force himself on them. Sheriff's deputies began a broad search for Mr. Sheikh-Nur."

Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, deputies were contacted by a female wanting to report she had been held against her will and forcibly raped by Sheikh-Nur, Ray said.

"It is believed this occurred in his Bethany apartment," he added.

Deputies located Sheikh-Nur at a residence in Aloha and arrested him shortly after 11 p.m.

He was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of kidnapping, rape and numerous other sex crimes. He is currently held on $3.15 million bail.

"The Washington County Sex Crime Detectives believe there may be additional victims of unreported crimes committed by Mr. Sheikh-Nur," Ray said. "Because Mr. Sheikh-Nur traveled by mass transit, these crimes could be anywhere in the metro area."

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2500.

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