SANDY, Ore. (KOIN) — A 15-year-old girl said she was viciously attacked by three men, beaten so badly she’s now hospitalized.
The teen said the attack happened somewhere near the intersection of Cascadia Village Drive and Bornstedt Road in Sandy sometime before 11:16 p.m. Saturday.
“She reported three men had assaulted her while she was riding her bicycle, then stole the bike,” the Sandy Police Department reported.
A damaged bicycle — stashed in the bushes near Cascadia Village — is the only evidence police have to work with following the girl’s report.
“It’s awful ’cause I have a 15-year-old daughter myself,” said neighbor Benjamin Logan. “So it’s probably one of her friends or something. [That's] greatly concerning.”
Police said the girl suffered severe lacerations to her face and apparent broken bones. She remained hospitalized late Sunday.
Police said they found damage to the front tire of the bike. They also said a woman in the area told them she saw someone on a bicycle and heard what she thought sounded like a bike crash. Other than that, police told KOIN 6 News they don’t have much to go on since their search for blood-spatter evidence has so far come up empty.
“Obviously it’s been frustrating for us that we haven’t been able to locate an apparent crime scene,” said Sam Craven with the Sandy Police Department.
Meanwhile, police are asking anyone who may have information on the reported crime to come forward.
“I’m worried because I have a 13-year-old god daughter…,” said neighbor Jolian Bederra, just one of many with connections to children in this child-filled neighborhood.
Police tell KOIN 6 News they’re hoping to re-interview the victim again as soon as she is able.