PORTLAND, Ore. — Warning: This story contains graphic details.
Jared Walter, a serial sex offender who has a history of cutting, gluing or masturbating into women’s hair on TriMet buses and trains, was arrested Wednesday on a new sex abuse charge.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Portland Police responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Feb. 26, 2020 around 4 p.m. Officers talked with a woman who is a hospital employee.
The woman told police that a man, later identified as Walter, was following her for approximately 15 minutes inside the hospital. She said he came very close to her and that she felt a hand reach past her skirt towards her behind. She also reported she found a bodily substance on her leg and in her hair.
Police said they identified Walter, 33, as a suspect and arrested him on Northwest 5th Avenue around 7 p.m.
Walter is charged with two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree and two counts of harassment, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.
Walter was sentenced to one year in jail in the spring of 2019 for inappropriately touching multiple women. He pleaded guilty to sexual harassment, sex abuse and interfering with public transportation.
He was released for good behavior on Nov. 25, 2019.
Walter has received a lifetime ban from TriMet. He was dubbed the "TriMet Barber" in the media because of his history of cutting women's hair on buses and trains.