Podiatrist Charged For Sex Abuse

A foot doctor working in the Hollywood Neighborhood is facing sex abuse charges involving two female patients, and Detectives are encouraging any other victims to contact them.

The Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit began investigating in September 2022, when an adult female reported that in May 2022, she had been fondled during a podiatry exam at Eastside Foot & Ankle, 1827 Northeast 44th Avenue Suite #100. A second incident involving a different female adult victim reportedly occurred in January of 2023. After an extensive investigation spanning more than a year, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office presented the case to a grand jury. On December 6, 2023, the Grand Jury indicted Dr. Brian M. Bowen, 49, on four charges: Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, and three counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. He was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Friday, December 15, 2023.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the DA’s Office and Portland Police are asking any other patients who have had similar experiences with Dr. Bowen to come forward. His photograph is being released in an effort to assist in locating any additional victims. If anyone has information about crimes involving Dr. Bowen, please contact Detective Sean Harris via e-mail sean.harris@police.portlandoregon.gov or by phone 503-823-0838. Please reference case number 22-236740.

A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Bowen is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit is a team of detectives committed to investigating all sex crimes in Portland and has on-staff victim advocates in support of its victim-centric approach. The Sex Crimes Unit investigates sex crimes where the victim is 14 years old or older, and sets the national standard for a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to sexual assault investigations.

Source: Portland Police Bureau

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