WOOD VILLAGE, OR (KPTV) – A 26-year-old woman is recounting a nightmare attack against her and her two innocent children inside their Wood Village apartment early Sunday morning.

With her voice nearly still gone from screaming, Talaya Waliser said on Tuesday that she wanted to take her story public to hold the suspect accountable and encourage any other possible victims to come forward.

Waliser said it all started when she was woken up by her 5-year-old daughter. She told the girl to go back to bed and began nursing her 6-month-old son.

“I remember looking at the clock,” she said. “It was 4:36 exact.”

It was at that time she saw a dark, shadowy figure in her doorway, Waliser said.

“I was like ‘Who are you?’ and then the light turns on. And, I just realize that there is a strange man in my house. His pants were down to his ankles,” she said. “And I just remember grabbing my son and scooting up all the way to my headboard.”

Waliser says what unfolded next was an hour of pure horror.

The strange man, she said, suffocated and strangled her. He then sexually assaulted her. He also choked her young daughter and sexually assaulted her, too.

“I remember kicking and kicking and kicking. And I remember punching him in the side of the head,” she said. “And he just was smiling and laughing the whole time.”

Waliser said the man used one hand to cover her nose and mouth, while his other hand covered her throat.

“I remember him gauging my eye, and that’s what this scratch is,” she said, pointing to a red cut on her face.

Waliser said the man began to overpower her.

“And he just kept forcing me,” she said. “And at this point, my daughter comes into my room and starts attacking him, kicking him, scratching him – doing whatever she can.”

Her daughter’s courageous move, Waliser said, distracted the man for a few seconds. It was long enough to reach for her phone.

“I’m literally doing this, looking out the corner of my eye, and I remember clicking on ‘Dial 911’. And I locked my phone. And then he caught me – and he grabbed my wrist as I’m trying to put the phone back down,” she said.

Waliser said the man then threw her phone across the room, where she heard it smash.

It made her fear she was about to die.

“I was just thinking that I can’t believe ‘so this is it’. I couldn’t breathe. I just remember wanting air. I kept looking in the corner of my eye, seeing my son just screaming,” she said. “I couldn’t do anything about it.”

Waliser continued to fight back. She said she also begged him to leave her family alone.

“I told him, ‘you don’t have to do this’, ‘please stop’, ‘you could go’, ‘I don’t know who you are, just go - get out of my house’,” she said.

Then, suddenly, the man did.

“He just stopped doing what he was doing,” Waliser said. “He just looked at me and froze and then just turns around – and casually and just slowly walks out.”

That’s when Waliser said she picked up her phone and realized her call had gone through: 911 dispatchers had been listening the whole time.

By the time deputies arrived, the suspect had fled. They then asked Waliser for a description.

Three hours later, deputies said they found 24-year-old Alfredo Guzman-Padilla naked at another apartment complex. However, clothes matching the description given to them by Waliser were found nearby, investigators said.

On Tuesday afternoon, Guzman-Padilla made his first court appearance on more than two dozen charges.

During her interview, Waliser asked FOX 12 if she could see his mugshot.

“That’s him,” she said.

It was the first time seeing her alleged attacker since it happened.

“That makes me really happy,” Waliser said.

“That’s the guy you saw?” asked FOX 12 reporter Tyler Dumont.

“That’s the guy that was trying to kill me,” Waliser said.

Waliser said she knows she and her family have a long road to heal, but first, she wants other people to know what happened to her.

“I feel like if he did it to me, he could’ve probably, most likely, have done it to other women,” she said. “And I want those other women to be able to come out and not be afraid.”

Tuesday night, Guzman remained behind bars at the jail on more than $137,000 bail.

A check of his criminal history revealed he has a 2017 conviction for assault and a 2019 arrest for public indecency.

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Lawlessness Brings Destruction

A check of this miscreant's criminal history SHOULD HAVE included his immigration status. Illegal entry into the U.S. is a misdemeanor the first time and a felony for all future illegal entries. Illegal immigration is NOT a "race". Enforcing the rule of law is NOT "racism". Lawlessness does NOT = "compassion". Just ask the victim in this article.

kyjaha

Good girl, both mother and daughter. You need to fight, right here, right now, with everything you possibly can. You do not get to decide where and when some freak is going to confront you, but you need to be ready to not simply become the victim. Never, no matter what, ever allow yourself to be taken some place elses. In abductions, the most dangerous moments for the perpetrator is the initial confrontation, it is also where a majority of peeps decide to abort their attempts and flee. Because they cannot control the intended victim, nor the immediate surroundings, however, if somehow they are allowed to take you some where else it likely will be someplace they feel comfortable and then they will do whatever they had intended. If they are going to kill you, better that you choose the place as opposed to submitting to the threat of a knife or gun. As a parent of a beautiful daughter, while I cannot imagine how it is when a child goes missing or is assaulted, like sexually and killed,. I am confident in my belief that I want to know what happened to my child immediately. Not have to spend days, weeks or forever trying to find her. Cannot begin to understand how families can go on never truly knowing what happened to a missing child. That is why I taught my daughter Right here, Right now!!! Womanstrength is a program offered by Portland Police Bureau that teaches self defense to women of all ages.

steveO

Based on Oregon's Sanctuary Status, he should be free and clear soon. The Democrats are also going to propose a "No Bail" law on these type of crimes and many more. The poor cannot afford to get out of jail because of the fines.

Native Born

That`s not enough bail! Should be $500,000!

Gabriel

He'll soon be out and coming to a neighborhood like yours. Thanks a lot, Gov.

Frederick Fukov

Yeah, we need more immigrants like this.

Merlin

Alfredo Will certainly avoid deportation as long as he stays in Oregon.

Yossarian

Call in the flesh eating squirrel.. it's time to get some nuts.

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