Parole-violating rapist arrested

Portland police are searching for 48-year-old Henry Deford, a sex offender accused of violating his parole. While he is not suspected of committing any new crimes, he is wanted on a felony parole violation warrant for a charge of burglary. (Portland Police Bureau)
Portland police are searching for 48-year-old Floyd Henry Deford, a sex offender accused of violating his parole. While he is not suspected of committing any new crimes, he is wanted on a felony parole violation warrant for a charge of burglary. (Portland Police Bureau)

A sex offender wanted for parole violation was arrested Saturday morning in Washington County.

Floyd Henry Deford was previously convicted of first-degree rape. While he is not suspected of committing any new crimes, he is wanted on a felony parole violation warrant for a charge of burglary.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Deford as he walked on the sidewalk near SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Scholls Ferry Road around 7:45 a.m. Authorities were tipped off by a 911 call from someone in the area.

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