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Victim's photo helps police collar suspect

Victim's photo helps police collar suspect
Posted June 27th, 2014 @ 10:55am

Portland Police were able to arrest the suspect in a sexual assault Thursday afternoon, because of the victim's fast action.

A woman was in Lents Park in Southeast Portland around Noon when she met a man who sexually assaulted her.  After the attack, she used her cell phone to photograph the suspect. He ran out of the park.

Police used her description plus the photo of the suspect to find and arrest 28-year-old Michael Miranda.

The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Miranda was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree.

Portland Police Sergeant Pete Simpson says stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults are a rare occurrence. 

The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and we want you to know that you need not be alone as a survivor of a sexual assault. SARC has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311. 

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

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit 



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