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Deputies seek assault victims

Washington County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for possible sex abuse victims following the arrest of a Bethany man.

Detectives believe that Yusuf Sheikh-Nur, 28, has engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with numerous people in the metropolitan region since November.

Detectives first arrested Sheikh-Nur on Dec. 18, charging him with two counts of third-degree sex abuse and multiple counts of harassment and burglary. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail until he was bailed out on Feb. 1, 2013.

On Feb. 11, reports began coming in that Sheikh-Nur was inappropriately approaching women in Beaverton and Bethany, an area of the Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District.

Shortly after 9 p.m. that day, deputies talked with a woman who said she had been held against her will and sexually assaulted by Sheikh-Nur, possibly at his Bethany apartment.

Deputies found Sheikh-Nur and took him into custody shortly after 11 p.m. at a residence in Aloha. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of kidnapping, rape and numerous other sex crimes. Bail was set at $3,150,000.

Washington County Sex Crime detectives believe there may be additional victims of unreported crimes committed by Sheikh-Nur. Because he traveled by mass transit, the crimes could be anywhere in the metro area.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, 503-846-2500.



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