Suspect arrested for kidnapping, rape
A man is behind bars under suspicion of rape and kidnapping in an incident that began in downtown Portland and ended at Corbett.
Amissi Mungomba was arrested by Multnomah County Sheriff's detectives on Friday, Aug. 9, for first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, motor vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and second-degree theft.
The incident began at Northwest Third Avenue and Couch Street in downtown Portland, when Mungomba allegedly stole a vehicle with a sleeping woman inside. Police say Mungomba drove to the Corbett area, where he sexually assaulted the woman and left her on the side of the road.
The Multnomah County District Attorney's office has confirmed that the case is "being investigated as a stranger-on-stranger" attack.
The woman flagged down a motorist in Corbett in the early morning of Thursday, Aug. 8.
The vehicle was later recovered in North Portland.
A press release issued on Wednesday, Aug. 14, by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, does not explain the events that led to Mungomba being identified as a suspect or his arrest. The press release does say that because of the active nature of the investigation, no further details will be given at this time.
Court documents list Mungomba's address in the 17000 block of Southeast Stark Street.
Anyone who saw Mungomba in the area of Northwest Third Avenue and Couch Street on Aug. 8 between midnight at 3 a.m. should contact investigators at 503-988-0560.
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