January 19 2018
Detectives continue to investigate the incidents involving a suspect that approached and attempted to sexually assault women in downtown Portland during October.
During the investigations, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau and Beaverton Police Department learned the identity of the man they believed responsible for the incidents.
On Saturday November 4, 2017, Beaverton Police Department and Tigard Police Department officers located and arrested the suspect near the Washington Square Mall. After the suspect was arrested, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Sexual Assault Detail transported him to the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division.
The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Jeffrey C. Lane. Lane was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree, Attempt Sodomy in the First Degree, Attempt Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree. Lane will be arraigned on Monday November 6, 2017.
The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is considering additional charges against Lane.
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The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's continues to investigate attempted sexual assaults that occurred on October 18th and 27th in Downtown Portland. Detectives are releasing additional photographs of the suspect in both cases.
Anyone with information about the suspect in the photographs should contact Detective Matt Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.govor Sergeant Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886 or Nathan.Sheppard@portlandoregon.gov
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The Portland Police Bureau would like to alert the community about a report of a man attempting to sexually assault women in Downtown Portland.
On October 18, 2017, at 10:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 500 Block of Southwest 5th Avenue on the report of a man threatening to sexually assault a woman. The woman had entered an elevator and a male followed shortly after. He stood close to the woman and threatened to sexually assault her. The woman successfully forced the man from the elevator and contacted police.
On October 27, 2017, at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to the report of an attempted sexual assault in the 700 Block of Southwest Morrison Street. During this incident, a woman was followed onto the elevator by an unknown male. The male later threatened to harm the woman if she did not comply with his demands. The man released the woman when another person observed the assault.
In both assaults, the man is described as a white male adult, 6'2" to 6'3" tall, weighing 250 pounds, with a muscular build, clean shaven, prominent chiseled jaw line, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
The Portland Police are releasing a surveillance video and photo of the subject. If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.
Anyone with information about the suspect in the surveillance video should contact Detective Matt Estes at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Nathan Sheppard at 503-823-3886 or Nathan.Sheppard@portlandoregon.gov
The Portland Police Bureau Strength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about Strength Programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength