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Police: Suspect arrested after sexual assault at downtown Portland yoga studio

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Jerry Dessources, jail booking photo (Portland Police Bureau) Jerry Dessources, jail booking photo (Portland Police Bureau)
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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A suspect was arrested after police responded to a report of a sexual assault at a downtown Portland yoga studio.

Officers were called to Fuel Yoga on the 800 block of Southwest 2nd Avenue at 5:33 a.m. Thursday.

Police said a man who matched the suspect’s description was found near Southwest 9th Avenue and Washington Street at 9:26 a.m.

The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Jerry Dessources, was taken into custody. He was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of sexual assault in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree.

Dessources will be arraigned on Friday.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit are leading the investigation, with assistance from criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division.  

Anyone with information about this case, including surveillance cameras showing nearby sidewalks and roadways, is asked to contact Matthew Estes, sex assault detail detective, at 503-823-0462 or Matthew.Estes@portlandoregon.gov.

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