Friday, May 26, 2017

Suspect Arrested Thursday on 55 Count Indictment for Sex Crime Investigation (Photo)

SUSPECT ARRESTED THURSDAY ON 55 COUNT INDICTMENT FOR SEX CRIME INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 26th, 2017 7:00 AM
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On May 25, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 35-year-old Thomas Walter Oliver after a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted him on 55 charges related to sex crime investigations. Oliver was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Friday. His bail is set at $5,395,000.

Detectives also served several search warrants in connection with this investigation.

The indictment comes as a result of an investigation into reports of criminal sexual behavior to six different victims. The victims include sex trafficking victims, domestic relationships, and friends of the suspect. The victims are all female and include both adults and juveniles.

Based on the investigation, detectives believe that there may be additional victims.

Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, the Bureau is not releasing any additional details.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nathan Sheppard at 503-209-0943, nathan.sheppard@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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