Southeast Portland

Two men charged with sexually assaulting homeless women an hour apart

Two men charged with sexually assaulting homeless women an hour apart

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two men are charged with sexually abusing and assaulting two homeless women an hour apart in Southeast Portland.

The first victim, a 44-year-old woman, went to the hospital with face and chest injuries during the sexual assault on June 18. The second victim, a 27-year-old woman, was sexually assaulted and then beaten with a metal wrench, suffering head, wrist and hand injuries, police said.

The women, who frequent 82nd Avenue, were both assaulted in the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

The 27-year-old met the two men earlier in the day and was attacked later in the evening, about an hour after the men sexually assaulted the 44-year-old woman, police said.

The suspects, 21-year-old Bradley James Ritmiller and 20-year-old Bobby Lee Alsup III, were arrested June 23 on parole violations.

On July 26, Ritmiller and Alsup were indicted on two counts of first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree kidnap, two counts of second-degree assault and third-degree assault.

Ritmiller is in the Multnomah County Jail and Alsup is staying in the Clackamas County Jail.

Portland police investigators are concerned there are more victims out there. Anyone with information, should call Detective Cory Stenzel at 503-823-0453.