Suspect sought in Garden Home assault
Washington County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help identifying the suspect of a sexual assault that occurred in the Garden Home community.
At about 4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19, a 28-year-old female was sexually assaulted by an unknown male suspect while she was walking the Fanno Creek Trail near the Garden Home Recreation Center.
During the assault, the suspect approached the woman and initially engaged her in small talk. He later grabbed the woman and pulled her off the trail and into the brush. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim multiple times before she was able to escape.
The suspect is described as a darker-skinned Caucasian male, 40- to 50-years-old, clean shaven, with long dark hair. He was reportedly wearing khaki-colored shorts, a gray T-shirt and brown flip flops. The suspect did not have any visible scars, marks or tattoos.
A composite sketch of the suspect is being released in hopes the public can assist in identifying him. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sheriff's Office detectives by calling (503) 846-2700.