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Portland police arrest man accused of throwing bodily fluid on women at grocery stores

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Police arrested a suspect at a Safeway store in southeast Portland who is accused of throwing semen on women at grocery stores. (KPTV) Police arrested a suspect at a Safeway store in southeast Portland who is accused of throwing semen on women at grocery stores. (KPTV)
Surveillance image of suspect accused of throwing semen on women at grocery stores. (Portland Police Bureau) Surveillance image of suspect accused of throwing semen on women at grocery stores. (Portland Police Bureau)
Manual Banuelos-Alcala (Courtesy: MCSO) Manual Banuelos-Alcala (Courtesy: MCSO)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police have arrested a man accused of throwing bodily fluid on women at grocery stores in the Portland area.

On Thursday, Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 47-year-old Manual Banuelos-Alcala of Beaverton.

The Portland Police Bureau asked for the public's help last week tracking down the suspect. A surveillance image was released of the man and his car from the Safeway store on Southwest Barbur Boulevard on April 5.

Police said there were two incidents at southwest Portland grocery stores and similar cases in Beaverton and Milwaukie.  

Investigators said the man followed unsuspecting women in a store, threw semen on them and walked away.

According to PPB, detectives were conducting investigative follow-up Thursday at the Safeway on Southwest Barbur Boulevard. In the parking lot, detectives saw a person sitting in a parked car that matched the suspect's description related to two incidents at other grocery stores.

Detectives made contact with Banuelos-Alcala and arrested him without incident.

PPB said after the arrest, detectives learned Banuelos-Alcala was inside the Safeway and likely committed another lewd act of throwing semen on a woman. That victim has not yet been identified.

Banuelos-Alcala will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of two counts of sex abuse in the third degree.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims that are unaware of Banuelos-Alcala's actions. 

Anyone with information about these incidents may contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov

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