Portland cabinetmaker charged for kidnapping, sodomy
Prosecutors say a woodworker in Portland "terrorized" a woman who had visited his cabinetmaking shop.
Alexander Tikhon Anderson, 37, has been charged with six counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of strangulation, two counts of fourth-degree assault, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count each of first-degree sodomy and coercion.
Multnomah County prosecutors say the investigation began in March, 2017, following a report from the survivor describing a sexual assault at Madrone Studio, Anderson's place of business.
"The indictment alleges that Anderson unlawfully and knowingly, without the victim's consent, took her from one place to another, secretly confined her in that location where he terrorized her, caused her physical injury and forced her to engage in unwanted sex acts," a spokesman for the D.A. wrote.
Portland Police arrested Anderson at his workshop, located at 8900B N.E. Vancouver Way, around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Anderson was convicted of two misdemeanors — shoplifting and obstructing the police — in Colorado in 2001, according to court records.
Anderson claimed to jailers that he did not know the name of his alleged victim. The father of two reported working 70 hours a week and said he completed the third grade.
"I'm comforted by wood. I get giddy when I find new pieces," he told the Southwest Community Connection in 2006.
Anderson remains behind bars at Inverness Jail at the time of this report.