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Portland Authorities Searching for Attacker in Sexual Assault

The state of Oregon takes sex crimes very seriously, and often even allegations of such crimes can affect a person’s life for years. Sex crimes can lead to a person being required to register as a sex offender with the state, potentially limiting where a person can live, work, travel, or even whether they can vote. Anyone facing allegations of sex crimes in the state of Oregon should contact an experienced Portland criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to start building a strong defense. A defense lawyer can help you minimize any short or long term consequences you may be facing, and may even be able to help you have the allegations that you face be dropped.

According to a report posted on KATU.com, Portland authorities are searching for a man that they allege broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her at knife point on March 20th. The incident occurred around Southeast 174th Avenue and Division Street, and investigators report that the woman did not know her attacker. The report indicates that the man was wielding a knife, and there is evidence to suggest that he may have been stalking his victim prior to the attack. The attacker was described as wearing a North Face jacket with a dirty white t-shirt underneath. A sketch of the attacker can be viewed here.

Anyone facing allegations of sexual misconduct should consult an attorney as soon as possible, and should not give any statements to investigators without having an attorney present. Criminal defense attorney Edward Kroll specializes in handling sex crimes, including the following kinds of criminal allegations:

  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Child sex abuse
  • Unlawful sexual penetration
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Unlawful contact with a child
  • Incest
  • Public indecency

 

Contact a Portland criminal defense attorney for a free consultation

If you are facing criminal allegations in the state of Oregon, you should contact criminal defense lawyer Edward Kroll for a free consultation. A former prosecutor, Mr. Kroll is dedicated to representing the legal rights of Oregonians accused of crimes. Sex crimes allegations can be particularly damaging, and it is important to make sure that you present the strongest possible defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney can spot weaknesses in the state’s case against you, and may be able to use these weaknesses to get you a more favorable result. In order to schedule a consultation with Mr. Kroll, call our office today at (503) 352-9360, or contact us via email through the contact form on the right side of this page.

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