Police: Possible sexual assault in Occupy Portland camp

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police said they are investigating a possible sexual assault in Chapman Square where the Occupy Portland protesters are camping.

Police said no victim has been identified and the allegation has not been substantiated. Police are working with representatives from Occupy Portland to figure out if the assault actually happened, according to Sergeant Pete Simpson.

Officers were flagged down Friday night at 11:15 p.m. at SW 5th Avenue and Main Street by protesters, Simpson said. Officers learned a woman may have been sexually assaulted in a tent in the square, but she did not want to be identified.

It’s unclear if the potential victim is an adult or a juvenile, Simpson said.

Nearly 24 officers will monitor the Chapman Square throughout the weekend. Anyone with information about this possible sexual assault is asked to contact Portland police.