Arrest made in July attack on girl, 10
Law enforcement officials in Auburn, Wash., have arrested Robert Wade Jackson, 20, in connection with a July 29 burglary and assault of a 10-year-old girl in the 13700 block of Southwest Sixth Street in Beaverton.
The arrest happened Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Beaverton Police officers investigated the burglary and assault last July 29. Officers learned the suspect gained entry into a first-floor bedroom through an open window. The suspect allegedly assaulted a 10-year-old girl who was sleeping in the bedroom. The victim was able to alert family members and the suspect fled the scene, police said. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. A Leatherman brand (Wave model) multi-tool was recovered which belonged to the suspect.
In October, DNA evidence linked Jackson to the scene of the crime, police said. The evidence was presented to a Washington County grand jury on Monday, Nov. 5. The grand jury indicted Jackson on 17 criminal counts including: four counts of attempted aggravated murder; first-degree assault; two counts of first-degree sexual abuse; two counts of first-degree attempted rape; two counts of first-degree attempted sodomy; Two counts of first-degree attempted sexual abuse; two counts of first-degree burglary; unlawful use of a weapon; and coercion.
Jackson lived at the Stone Creek Apartments, on the 5000 block of Southwest Murray Boulevard, when the crimes occurred.
Beaverton Police detectives would like to speak to anyone who had any suspicious contact with Jackson during the time he lived in Beaverton. Anyone with information regarding Jackson should call 503-629-0111 and speak with Detective Maggie Brown.