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Deputies searching for man who pulled teenage girl's pants down in Aloha

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ALOHA, OR (KPTV) -

Washington County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who they say pulled a teenage girl’s pants down in Aloha and then ran off.

The incident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday near SW Blanton Street and SW 160th Avenue. 

A 17-year-old girl was walking toward the school bus stop when a man ran up behind her and pulled her pants partially down, according to deputies. She screamed, and the man ran away. He reportedly ran east on SW Blanton Street. The teenager was not injured.  

Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspect but were unable to find anyone. 

The suspect was described as being in his 20s, having lighter colored skin, with an average height and weight. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black hoodie pulled over his head and black gym shorts. 

Deputies are working with the Beaverton School District and Aloha High School in this case. Detectives believe this incident is similar to previous ones that have occurred in the general location.

Abigail Henning, who lives in an apartment complex nearby, said she walks the area regularly, and will be extra vigilant now that she knows what happened.

"I definitely make sure I don’t have any headphones on, that I’m aware of my surroundings.  I carry my keys with me so as soon as I get home, I can unlock the door and get in," said Henning.

Deputies are encouraging women who live in the area to stay alert and be mindful of others around them.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.

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