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Police: Portland rape suspect stalked victim before attack

Posted: Updated: April 8, 2013 07:05 PM
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Suspect sketch previously released by police Suspect sketch previously released by police
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man accused of stalking a woman and sexually assaulting her at knifepoint is behind bars on more than a half-million dollars bail.

Adam Duus, 28, appeared in court Monday on charges of rape, kidnapping, burglary, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said he attacked a woman outside her home near Southeast 174th and Division on March 20, forced her inside and raped her.

According to court documents, the victim told police she first saw the man two months prior. She said he was peering in on her from sidewalk. She said as time went on, he continued watching her and got closer and closer to her home.

Two weeks prior to the sexual assault, according to police, he confronted the woman on the front porch of her home. She was carrying groceries inside and said he tried to grab her. She managed to break free, run into the house and lock the door.

The woman told police he exclaimed that he wanted to talk to her, asked her name and told her she is very pretty. She said he also tried to open the door before he left.

On March 20, according to court documents, the victim went outside to empty the recycling bin and saw him in the street. She ran toward her home, but said, "He was on me before I could get to the door."

Duus is accused of choking her, pushing her into the home and pulling a knife.

The woman told investigators that Duus said he didn't want to hurt her and told her that he loved her, also identifying her by name.

He put the knife to her throat, attacked her and then sexually assaulted her, according to court documents.

He told her if she called police, he would come back and kill her and the officers, according to police reports.

The woman identified the suspect and a sketch was released to the public.

On April 2, detectives spotted a man matching the description walking near the victim's home. They followed him to his home, a detached shed on the property of a house, and took him into custody.

Duus told police he walks the exact same path in the neighborhood at lunch time but denied being involved in the attack.

The victim described her attacker as "twitchy." Detectives said Duus twitched with varying degrees of intensity as they talked. She also said her attacker had rotten teeth. Detectives said Duus has broken teeth that are the result of several seizures that caused him to fall.

He is behind bars on $560,000 bail and due back in court on April 16.

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