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Portland police looking for suspect in sexual assault

Police are looking for a man who may have stalked his victim before sexually assaulting her at knifepoint on March 20.by: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Sketch of sexual assault suspect

The attacker struck during the day by pushing his way into a home near Southeast 174th Avenue and Division Street, where he sexually assaulted a woman inside, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police spokesman.

The victim did not know her attacker, who was armed with a knife. Police think he may have been stalking her before the attack. The victim sustained injuries during the attack.

The suspect was wearing a black Northface-style jacket with a hood and a dirty white T-shirt. He may smoke cigarettes and either work or live in the area where he attacked the woman.

Anyone who may have information about the suspect is urged to call Detectives Cory Stenzel or Hiedi Housley at 503-823-1063.




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