Police Warn Of Girl Groped By Stranger

Portland Police are asking for the public’s help after a 15-year-old girl was forcefully touched while waiting for a bus in the Richmond Neighborhood.

On Monday, September 26, 2022, at around 8:45 a.m., a 15-year-pld girl was waiting at a bus stop located on the northwest corner of Southeast César E. Chávez Boulevard and Powell Boulevard when a man approached her and began speaking to her in a sexual explicit and lewd manner. The man then grabbed on to the girl and began groping her. The victim screamed and attempted to escape the suspect’s grasp, but was unable. Fortunately, an individual who happened to be driving by noticed the victim’s distress and intervened, helping the girl to escape and then driving her to her intended destination.

The victim described the suspect as a white man with tan skin. He’s approximately 5’8” tall and was of medium build. He had silver hair, and gray facial hair almost long enough to be a beard. The suspect was last seen wearing baggy, all gray clothing, and left carrying two black trash bags.

Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation is ongoing, and officers are attempting to locate video cameras in the area that might have recorded the incident.

If you are the Good Samaritan who rescued the victim, have any information about the incident, or believe you know the identity of the suspect, please contact Portland Police at (503)823-3333 or crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov

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