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Court docs: Portland sex abuse suspect has history of arrests, deportations

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Sergio Jose Martinez in court Wednesday. (KPTV) Sergio Jose Martinez in court Wednesday. (KPTV)
Sergio Jose Martinez, jail booking photo Sergio Jose Martinez, jail booking photo
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A sex abuse suspect accused of attacking two women this week has a long history or arrests and deportations, according to court documents.

Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was arrested Monday night on charges including robbery, burglary, kidnapping and sex abuse involving two victims.

Police said Martinez was armed with a knife and assaulted a woman in the basement parking garage of a building on the 2100 block of Northeast Halsey Street at around 7 p.m. Monday.

Martinez ran away when officers arrived. Police chased him through the neighborhood before he was caught after breaking into a nearby apartment.

Detectives then connected Martinez to another assault that occurred Monday morning several blocks away.

In that case, investigators said Martinez broke into a 65-year-old woman’s home, sexually assaulted her and stole her car.

Court documents state Martinez entered the woman’s home through an open window, used scarves and socks to blindfold her, gag her and tie her up before sexually assaulting her, punching her and slamming her head into the wood floor.

The victim told police he left with her keys, phone and credit cards and drove away in her car. She went to a neighbor’s home and called 911. 

The car was later recovered near Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street.

In the second attack, a probable cause affidavit states Martinez was waiting in a dark corner of the parking garage and approached a woman saying he just wanted to talk.

The woman offered Martinez money, her phone and computer, but he threatened to kill her and forced her to get into her car at knifepoint, according to court documents.

A probable cause affidavit states the woman kicked Martinez in the midsection, but he said, “you shouldn’t have done that,” and again threatened to kill her.

The woman hit the panic button on her car before she got in. Court documents state she got out of the car, but Martinez tackled her and slammed her head into the ground.

People nearby heard screams and rushed in to help, causing Martinez to run away. When he was caught by police, he was carrying a 6-inch knife and items stolen from both victims, according to a probable cause affidavit. 

Court documents state Martinez’s criminal history includes at least one felony conviction, along with six misdemeanor convictions and multiple parole violations.

Additionally, court documents connected with an arrest in March for failure to appear on a trespassing charge and possession of meth state Martinez “has entry/removal from United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least 5 probation violations from re-entry.”

Martinez was most recently removed from the U.S. in November 2016.

Prior to being booked into jail, Martinez was treated for meth-induced psychosis, according to court documents, and admitted daily use of meth and weekly use of heroin.

Martinez was scheduled to be arraigned in court Wednesday afternoon.

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