PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland police have arrested a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy in a Pioneer Place bathroom.

Dontai D. Howe, 30, was arrested Thursday night in the 3300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard after detectives released a surveillance image of him to the public.

Police say Howe assaulted the boy Sunday afternoon in a restroom at 340 Southwest Morrison Street in downtown Portland.

The police bureau Thursday night said Howe will be lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of sodomy in the first degree and sex abuse in the first degree.

Police say they received numerous tips from the public identifying Howe. According to officers, Howe confessed to the crimes in an interview with detectives.

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