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Man sought for accosting two women in their homes

by: Submitted photo Anyone with information about this case or who could assist detectives in identifying the suspect depicted in this composite sketch is asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.

Beaverton police are asking the public to help identify a man who robbed and assaulted a woman in her apartment on Friday.

Detectives believe the same suspect exposed himself to another woman the night before the assault.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven Hispanic man in his late teens or possibly early 20s. He is between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-6 with a thin build. He has a mole on his upper lip and speaks with a slight Spanish accent. He was last seen wearing dark pants with a dark hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap with writing on its front.

Beaverton police said the assault happened at about 7 p.m. on Friday. Officers were called to the area of Southwest 163rd Avenue and Estuary Drive. A woman reported that a man used a ruse of asking for help to get into her apartment and assaulted her.

While inside the apartment, the suspect attacked the victim from behind. The suspect then attempted to sexually assault the victim before fleeing the apartment with some of the woman's possessions.

'The victim's injuries were not life-threatening,' said Detective Sgt. Jim Shumway, Beaverton police spokesman.

At about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, a man matching the same description knocked on a door of a home in the nearby Southwest Schendel Avenue neighborhood.

The woman answered the door and the suspect said he was new to the area and asked for directions. As the woman was providing information, the man exposed himself to her. She reportedly slammed the door shut, and the man was not seen after that.

Detectives have been working on these cases since they were reported and are currently following several leads, Shumway said.

In the meantime, Beaverton police are reminding residents to be wary of letting strangers into their homes.