Police investigating possible sexual assault at Occupy Portland camp
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
Potential victim not yet identified
Portland police are investigating a possible sexual assault at the downtown Occupy Portland camp.
According to the police, at 11:15 p.m. Friday, officers were flagged down by representatives of the camp at Southwest Fifth Avenue and Main Street, near where about 200 people were camping in Chapman Square. Police say the representatives told the officers that a woman may have been sexually assaulted in a tent at the camp, but that she was not willing to be identified.
Police say they have worked since then to identify the victim, but do not know if it she is an adult or juvenile, and the allegation has not been substantiated.
The camp was established at the end of a Thursday rally and march through Portland to express support for the Occupy Wall Street protest against corporate greed in New York.