Portland Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault which occurred late in the evening March 12 or early in the morning of March 13, 2014. Officers contacted the victim, an 18-year-old female, who reported that she had been sexually assaulted in the area of N. Knott St. and N. Mississippi Ave. Detectives responded and began an investigation.

While still early in the investigation, initial reports indicate that the suspects are a male black approximately 6' tall and possibly with facial tattoos and a male white, also approximately 6' tall.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Musser at 503-823-1097.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults are fortunately a rare occurrence and the Bureau makes every attempt to share this information as soon as practicable. 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 http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength.

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