A student at Parkrose High School was attacked as she walked to class Monday morning.  Her attacker was a stranger and is still out there.  Read more details in this press release from Portland Police:

This afternoon, Monday March 10, 2014, at 1:09 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Parkrose High School on the report that a student was in the office reporting a sexual assault.

Officers contacted the victim, a 16-year-old female, who told police that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger as she walked to school this morning, near Northeast 131st Avenue and Prescott Drive.

Sex Crimes Unit detectives responded and are continuing this investigation.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 6'1" tall, 220 pounds, with a medium-length afro with "twists" and wearing a jacket with black sleeves. Based on his voice, the victim believes he is 18 to 25 years old.

Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to contact Detective Jason Christensen at (503) 823-0894 or jason.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence and the Bureau makes every attempt to share this information as soon as practicable.

The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and we want you to know that you need not be alone as a survivor of a sexual assault. SARC has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength.