Police looking for rape suspect who attacked woman near Grant High

Police looking for rape suspect who attacked woman near Grant High
Grant Park.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are looking for a man after they say he attacked a 22-year-old woman and raped her at Grant Park Tuesday night.

The attacked happened at about 7 p.m. Jan. 28 as the woman was walking past Grant High School on Northeast 36th Avenue, police said.

She told police a man with light or tan skin in his 20s pulled up in his white or light colored Chevy Tahoe or Blazer SUV, got out and grabbed her. He then slammed her face into the side of the truck and dragged her to the north end of Grant Park and raped her.

The man ran away and the woman went back to her house and called 911. She was later taken to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as 5 foot 7 inches tall with large dark eyebrows and a thin scar from his upper lip to cheek. He was unshaven, wearing baggy blue jeans and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information about this should call Detective Katie Manus at (503) 823-3774 or katie.manus@portlandoregon.gov.

Police have also been investigating recent reports near the same area of a man exposing himself to children and two women joggers.

There is no word at this time if the cases are connected. Police say the descriptions are different but they aren't ruling anything out. They note an important difference between the suspected rapist and the suspected flasher is one travels in a vehicle and the other approaches people on the street.

The man who police say is exposing himself is described as between 20 and 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 170 to 185 pounds. He has dark brown hair, a scruffy face and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue or green boxer shorts. He was also wearing dirty old running shoes.