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Arrest made in Forest Grove sexual assault investigation

GIALLORETOForest Grove Police Department detectives arrested James Gialloreto, 49, of Forest Grove Wednesday, July 15, on charges of rape, robbery, assault, burglary, unlawful use of a weapon and strangulation.

Officers arrested Gialloreto in the 19300 block of Tualatin Valley Hwy in Aloha. His arrest caps a month long investigation into an attack on a woman that allegedly occurred on June 10, 2015, in the area of Pacific Avenue and A Street in Forest Grove at a private residence.

The victim reported that she was attacked in her home by a masked intruder armed with a knife and hammer. The victim sustained injuries consistent with a violent assault and was treated at a Portland hospital following the incident.

Information provided by the victim and other witnesses allegedly identified the suspect as Gialloreto, who was a neighbor to the victim.

Detectives are seeking information from anyone that has had previous contacts with Gialloreto or anyone who has knowledge regarding the alleged assault.

Gialloreto was lodged at the Washington County Jail and is due to be arraigned at the Washington County Circuit Court today, Thursday, July 16, 2015.