PORTLAND -- A Northeast Portland woman was attacked Monday morning in her own bed after a stranger broke into her apartment and police think the same suspect raped a 16-year-old girl earlier this year.
Monday's attack happened around 2:45 a.m. The victim and her fiance were asleep inside their apartment at the Green Leaf Springs Apartments on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 125th Place, when a juvenile broke in and tried to sexually assault the woman, according to police.
The suspect was later identified by police as 17-year-old Justin Dejohn Hubbard. Police believe he is also responsible for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl earlier this year. The girl was attacked on March 10, while on her way to Parkrose High School. The suspect got away.
Both attacks were rare stranger-to-stranger crimes, according to police.
Before Monday's attack, the doors to the woman's apartment had been locked, but police said the suspect somehow flipped the lock open on her sliding deck door and got in.
The woman's fiance managed to chase the teen out of the home and called 9-1-1. A police dog eventually tracked Hubbard to the nearby Darrin's Place Apartments, where he was arrested.
The victim was not hurt, but even hours later she remained severely distraught, police said.
Hubbard was taken to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Hall on charges of burglary, sex abuse and attempted rape. Police said he also faces additional charges of kidnapping, rape, unlawful sexual penetration and sodomy for the attack on the teen.
On Monday, forensics officers took photos of evidence and while detectives talked to neighbors who woke up during the attack on the woman.
I was woken up by the police megaphone, because it was right outside my bedroom window, said neighbor Christi Jasso.
Resident Kacee Stewart said the event was the last straw for her. Stewart said she didn't feel safe in the complex anymore and was going to move out.
I don't know what's going on, because there's kids all over this neighborhood, so it's freaking me out pretty bad, she said.
Hubbard was expected to be in court Tuesday afternoon.