Furniture salesman arrested for allegedly raping customer

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by By ANNE YEAGER / KGW.com

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Posted on August 24, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 29 at 10:54 AM

CLACKAMAS, Ore. -- Clackamas County authorities arrested a salesman accused of sexually abusing a woman in a furniture store last month.

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The woman came claimed Mussa "Moses" Dabud, 40, tried to rape her on July 25 while she shopped at the Gallery Furniture store in Clackamas, according to the sheriff's office.

Lt. Chuck Slaney said Monday that Dabud was lodged in the county jail on charges of sexual abuse and attempted rape. Bail was set at $500,000.

Slaney said the attack occurred around closing time at the furniture store and that the two were alone in the store.

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"She's a brave?woman to tell detectives so we applaud her for it," Slaney said.

Dabud has worked at the furniture store for seven years. Detectives were confident that he had victimized other women who he believed would not go to police.

"Some of them are married and have boyfriends.?Maybe they just want to let it go," Slaney said.

Investigators interviewed employees who told stories of "rumors" they had heard about Dabud and how he would approach the women.

"He worked late hours and would wait for women to come in alone," Slaney said.

But Dabud's family disputes the charges.

"We are a Christian family," said the suspect's father, Jorge Dabud, as he choked back tears. "I think (detectives) need to investigate her."

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