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Police: Teen reports being sexually assaulted in north Portland

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Police are searching for two attackers after a woman told investigators she had been sexually assaulted in north Portland.

It's the third similar report in the north Portland area in less than two weeks.

According to police, the latest sexual assault happened sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning near North Mississippi Avenue and North Knott Street.

The victim was an 18-year-old woman, police said.

Based off of initial reports, police said one of the woman's attackers was a black man, about 6 feet tall, and may have had tattoos on his face. The other attacker was white and about the same height, police said.

On Tuesday, another woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a stranger that morning on the east end of the Steel Bridge. The suspect was described as a black man in his 30s, police said.

On March 3, a 27-year-old woman told police a man grabbed her in a parking garage near the Moda Center after she left a basketball game. The woman said the man started to pull her near a fenced area, but she fought back and the man let her go, police said. Police released a sketch of the alleged attacker. He was described as white, in his 30s or 40s with long, straight dark hair, police said. He also had a bad body odor.

Police haven't said if they think any of the attacks are related.

If you have any information about any of them, call the Portland Police Bureau.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults are a rare occurrence. The Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC). The center has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.

Also, the Bureau's WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or click on the related link. 

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