On Monday, North Precinct officers responded to the Goodwill, located at 5950 Northeast 122nd Avenue, and shortly afterwards to the Safeway, located at 6901 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. On both occasions, the officers responded to the report that an adult male had inappropriately touched a juvenile female in a sexual manner.
During the separate investigations, the officers gathered information from witnesses and victims. Based on the information gathered, the officers believed the incidents were perpetrated by the same suspect.
North Precinct officers contacted detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Family Service Division's Child Abuse Team (CAT). Child Abuse Team detectives responded to assume the investigation. During the investigation, detectives learned of a possible residence of the suspect. Child Abuse Team detectives arrived in the 1900 block of Southwest River Drive and contacted the suspect and took him into custody without incident.
The suspect was identified as 55-year-old Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia. Sanchez Garcia was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree.
Further investigation indicates that there may be additional victims. Anyone who may have been victimized by Sanchez-Garcia or has additional information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Stephen Gandy at 503-823-0185 or Stephen.Gandy@portlandoregon.gov.
Source: Portland Police Bureau