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Teen groped by stranger while waiting for the bus in Southeast Portland

A 15-year-old girl was forcefully touched against her will while waiting for a bus in the Richmond Neighborhood. Police are seeking the public's help to find suspect
Credit: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland teen girl was inappropriately groped by a stranger around 8:45AM early Monday morning, according to Portland police. The 15-year-old was waiting at the bus stop on the corner of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Powell Boulevard.  

A man then approached her and spoke lewd and sexually inappropriately towards her. The man proceeded to grab onto the teen and began groping her chest, police said. The girl screamed and attempted to escape his grasps which she was unable to do so. 

A good Samaritan driving by noticed the girl’s distress and intervened. They were able to help her escape and drove the teen to her destination.   

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Officers have not been able to locate the suspect. He is described as a white man with tan skin. About 5’8’ tall and has a medium build. The suspect also has silver hair with gray facial hair long enough to be a beard. He was last seen wearing baggy, all gray clothing and was carrying two black trash bags at the time.  

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Officers are asking the public’s help in locating the suspect. They are hoping the good Samaritan who rescued the teen or anyone with any information that may be aware of identity of the suspect to contact Portland Police at (503) 823-3333 or email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov  

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