As of Tuesday, the suspect is only charged with a probation violation.
Cindy Johnston says Sunday evening a stranger rode his bike up to their front porch near Northeast 84th and Broadway and started talking to her 12-year-old daughter through the open door.
The girl had been in their backyard swimming pool and came in to sit on the couch and watch TV. The man started whispering to her about buying a laptop he had, Johnston said.
When she told him to speak up because she couldn't hear him, that's when he started saying other bizarre things. The girl's uncle came to the door and chased the man away.
Two hours later, at 10:30 p.m., the man reportedly returned and started ringing the family's doorbell, asking to speak with the girl's uncle. Johnston answered the door and chased him away while calling 911. Police responded and arrested him.
The suspect, 44-year-old Themba Kelley, is on probation for sexually abusing another teenage girl. In January, Kelley was arrested for sex abuse and luring of a 16-year-old who worked at a Southwest Portland ice cream shop.
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He went in at closing time and started saying graphic things to her, grabbed her buttocks, even showed her a sex toy and put it in his mouth. He was arrested a short time later in the neighborhood.
In this latest incident, Kelley is only charged with a probation violation. Police are trying to determine if a crime was committed.
In my eyes a crime was definitely committed, said Cindy Johnston. He came up to my door and tried to get my daughter to look at a laptop or something. She was smart enough not to go to the door.
In court Tuesday, Themba Kelley was not happy to see a news camera and reporters there for him. He refused to get up from the jail bench and walk into the courtroom, so deputies had to force him inside.
Then he complained to the judge saying, They have me on the news for failure to report to my probation officer? That's not violating my constitutional rights on any level? That's not some crazy, sick society?
Kelley will be arraigned Friday on the probation violation. It's unclear if any more charges will be filed.