Clackamas County sheriff's deputies are investigating a bullying incident after a preteen boy was found with his wrists and ankles bound on the side of Southeast 82nd Avenue.
Investigators say the boy, who is between 10 and 12 years old, was assaulted and tied up by two boys who are around the same age.
The boy was spotted about 9:15 p.m. last Wednesday by a husband and wife driving down the street.
"Oh, it broke my heart," said Mi'Lane Cremeans. "I was still worried about it for days later, talking about it, because it was just a helpless little boy."
Cremeans said the boy was "hog-tied," with his ankles and wrists bound together with shoelaces. According to Cremeans, he was left at the bottom of a hill and somehow managed to make his way up the embankment to the side of the street, where he hoped someone would see him.
"It looked so painful that the sheriff couldn't even wait for someone to come to take photos, he just went ahead and cut him loose," said Cremeans.
The spot is near Southeast Sunnybrook Boulevard, across from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office training center.
Cremeans said she overheard the boy tell deputies this was not the first time the boys had bullied him.
Detectives are looking into the case and have not determined whether or not the two accused bullies would face charges.
Copyright KPTV 2012 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:03:10 GMT
Beaverton police said one man was shot at a condo near Progress Ridge early Tuesday morning. Just before 1 a.m., police received calls about gunfire at the condo in the 15000 block of southwest SparrowMore >
Reports of gunfire led Beaverton police to respond to a condo in the Progress Ridge area early this morning. More >
Citing a lack of leads, a police agency said Monday that it is closing the active investigation of the disappearance of Susan Powell, a Utah mother whose now-dead husband was a prime suspectMore >
The lawyer for the family of missing Utah woman Susan Powell said Tuesday that even as local police close the active part of their investigation into her disappearance, federal authorities continue to review the case - a...More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:27 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:27:32 GMT
A local horse is safe after crews pulled it out of a swimming pool in Corbett Monday morning.It happened at a home on Southeast Henkle road.Firefighters and an animal rescue crew went to the home.TheyMore >
A local horse is safe after crews pulled it out of a swimming pool in Corbett Monday morning.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:01 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:01:22 GMT
Sherwood police are trying to track down the person who left a hidden camera inside a bathroom at Starbucks. The hidden camera was discovered May 1. The Sherwood Police Department has been working closelyMore >
Sherwood police are trying to track down the person who left a hidden camera inside a bathroom at Starbucks.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:45:19 GMT
Police in Northwest Portland are investigating an armed robbery. Officers say a man with a gun approached the valet for Café Mingo, a restaurant on NW 21st Avenue, just after 7 p.m. Monday. The valetMore >
Police in Portland are looking for a man who robbed a valet at gunpoint.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:01 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:01:29 GMT
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation. The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that the gift from The Durant Family FoundationMore >
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation.More >