Male Suspect Arrested after Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Female Victim in Northwest Portland Neighborhood
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crime Unit was notified and 39-year-old Jedediah Thomas Zach was booked into the Multnomah County Detention center on Sex Abuse I and Sex Abuse II charges.
The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit consists of sworn personal and victim advocates who apply a victim-centered approach to reporting and investigating sexual assaults. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979
There are additional resources available: Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3222. http://mcda.us/index.php/protecting-victims-families/victim-assistance-program/
Call to Safety provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources: 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.
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.
Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirlStrength 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 http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength
If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email [email protected]