PORTLAND -- A man dressed as a security guard who allegedly kissed a woman at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry was arrested late Friday night.

Police believe Jerry Johnson, 44, was the man suspected of driving aminivan with the word SECURITY taped to its side and approaching women in Southeast Portland.

One woman reported that the man approached her at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

The suspect made suggestive comments to her, hugged her and kissed her while she was trying to pull herself away from him, said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.

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Detectives said although police first believed the suspect was impersonating a security guard, Johnson was actually working as a security guard but quit on July 17 after intense public scrutiny.

Johnson was arrested at his home in the 2600 block of Northwest Upshur Street just after 11 p.m. Friday and charged with sex abuse in the third degree.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

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