Friday, April 28, 2017

Suspect in Sex Abuse Arrested Wednesday by Portland Police Detectives (Photo)

SUSPECT IN SEX ABUSE ARRESTED WEDNESDAY BY PORTLAND POLICE DETECTIVES (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 28th, 2017 8:43 AM
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On April 26, 2017, Portland Police detectives arrested 54-year-old Kevin Lavan Taylor on a charge of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree in connection with an incident in November 2016 at a Portland Community College library. Taylor was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

The investigation started on November 1, 2016, a female student at PCC Cascade Campus, located at 705 North Killingsworth Street, reported being forcibly touched in a sexual manner while in the library. During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained surveillance video of the suspect (image released). Further investigation indicates that there may be additional victims.

Anyone who may have been victimized by Taylor or has additional information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Mike Bledsoe at 503-823-0400, michael.bledsoe@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau collaborates with government agencies and community organizations that provide access to advocacy services to victims of sexual assaults.

A victim may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during the reporting process and/or criminal investigation.

Multnomah County Victims' Assistance Program: Provides support during the reporting of sexual assaults and referrals to victim services and resources: 503-988-3270.

Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line): Provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. 24 hour crisis line: 503-235-5333, 1-888-235-5333, or https://calltosafety.org/

Project UNICA (Proyecto UNICA): Provides access to advocacy services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line: 503-232-4448, or 1-888-232-4448.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau Strength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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