Sawsulien Bohannan's 10 most recent booking photos at the Multnomah County Jail
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A 14-year-old girl was walking home Sunday when she was grabbed by a strange man and raped in southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood, according to police reports.
The victim told police it happened in the side yard of a home near Southeast 87th and Harney. She ran straight home after the attack and told her parents what happened.
Police say the victim's father then went looking for the suspect, and found a man matching his description a few blocks away, at Southeast 90th and Flavel Street. The victim positively identified 21-year-old Sawsulien Bohannan as the suspect.
Bohannan is charged with rape in the first degree, sex abuse in the first degree and unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree. He pleaded not guilty Monday.
Court documents state the victim's phone rang during the attack. She told the suspect that it was her mother and she had to get home.
He then asked for her phone number so they could "finish later on in the night," according to court documents.
The Portland Police Bureau says stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults are a rare occurrence.
Bohannan has a lengthy arrest record, according to jail records. He has been booked in the Multnomah County Jail at least 19 times. He was most recently released last Friday, just two days before he was arrested again on sex abuse charges.
Bohannan was previously booked on charges of theft, parole violation, criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
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