Suspect pulls down teen's pants
Detectives seek public's help after man flees -
Washington County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who on Tuesday morning reportedly pulled a teenage girl's pants down in Aloha and then ran off.
Deputies were called to Southwest Blanton Street at 160th Avenue at 7:42 a.m. Jan. 19 but were unable to locate the suspect, who had run east on Blanton.
Deputies were told that the 17-year-old girl, a high school student, was walking down the sidewalk toward a school bus stop when the man ran up behind her and pulled her pants partially down. The girl screamed and the man ran away.
The girl was not injured during the incident.
The Sheriff's Office is working with the Beaverton School District and Aloha High School in this case. Washington County Violent Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation. Detectives believe this case is similar to previous incidents that occurred in the general location.
The suspect was described as being in his 20s, having lighter colored skin with an average height and weight. He was reportedly wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt pulled over his head and black gym shorts.
Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2500.
Violent Crime Unit detectives have a few general recommendations to increase personal safety:
Walk in well-lit and populated areas when possible. Remain alert to your surroundings; avoid headphones or garments that restrict your ability to see and hear what is happening around you. Walk in groups when possible. Carry a cell phone with you at all times and call 911 if you witness suspicious activity or believe you are in immediate danger.
The Sheriff's Office also offers Power Curve women safety classes free to the public. See the Sheriff's Office website for more information.