Portland police seek help identifying sexual assault suspects

Two women sexually assaulted in Northwest Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland police are asking the public to help identify suspects from two separate sexual assaults last weekend.

On Saturday morning, a 23-year-old female victim at Portland Adventist Medical Center told police she was drugged and sexually assaulted Friday night by an unknown man.

The victim told police she was out with friends Friday night in Old Town and the Pearl District. She ordered a drink at a nightclub and said she doesn't remember anything after that until she was wakened later by a man sexually assaulting her in an unknown residence.

The suspect gave the victim a ride to her car after the assault. She described him as 5-foot-7, 130 pounds, with dark skin and dark hair, possibly of Middle Eastern descent. He was driving a gold car with tan interior.

The second report came from a 20-year-old woman who told police Sunday morning at about 2 a.m. she had been sexually assaulted by three men in the back of a car.

Friends of the victim said she was intoxicated, so they put her in a parked car so she could sleep. The victim said she was lured from the car by a man who drove her to Northwest 16th Avenue and Kearney Street, where he and two other men sexually assaulted her.

The victim said the suspects were in their 30s, of Indian or Middle Eastern descent. The victim said the suspect's car was a newer, four-door, blue Honda Accord or Toyota Camry with tinted windows.

The victim in the second incident met with a forensic sketch artist who drew a picture of the suspect who lured and drove her away.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents or suspects should call Detective Todd Prosser at 503-823-9320.

Resources for victims

Portland police work with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24-hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

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

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit the website.

KGW


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