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Police: Woman sexually assaulted on Springwater Corridor

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A Portland woman was sexually assaulted Friday afternoon on the Springwater Corridor in Gresham, according to the Gresham Police Department.

According to Gresham police, the investigation is ongoing, and the suspect is at large.

Police were called to a Walmart in the 3900 block of West Powell Boulevard at 4:20 p.m. Friday where the 22-year-old victim ran to call 911.

She had been riding her bicycle westbound on the Springwater Corridor near southwest Highland Drive when her tire went flat according to police.

While changing the tire, the woman flagged down a man riding a dark colored mountain bike and asked for his help, according to police.

The man talked with her for a short time before threatening to kill her with a knife if she screamed.

According to police, he then forced her into a wooded area south of the trail and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a bald white man in his 40s, medium build, approximately 6’ to 6’ 2” tall and clean shaven.

He was wearing a red jacket, blue jeans and a dark colored backpack according to Gresham Police.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.

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