A 14-year-old girl was walking home in her Lent's neighborhood Sunday afternoon when she was pulled into the sideyard of a home by a man she didn't know. Police say stranger on stranger attacks are rare.
The man sexually assaulted her and then let her go. She ran home and told her family.
The girl's father started driving through the neigborhood until he found a man matching the description of his daughter's attacker. Police arrested 21-year-old Sawsulien Bohannan.
Bohannan was taken to the Detective Division and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sex Abuse in the First Degree and Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree.
The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-strangers sexual assaults fortunately are a rare occurrence.
The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and we want you to know that you need not be alone as a survivor of a sexual assault. SARC has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.
Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.
To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength.