PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A fleeing man held down by 2 men on a MAX platform was arrested by police and charged with raping a young woman inside a Portland apartment Sunday evening.
When police arrived around 7:15 p.m. at the MAX stop at 122nd and East Burnside, the suspect was taken into custody for burglary.
Officers then learned the man ran from a nearby home after allegedly breaking into it and raping the woman. Court documents said the woman was in her kitchen when he attacked her with a knife then raped her before making her shower.
Sean Leon Lacy Jr., 29, faces charges of 1st-degree rape, sodomy, kidnapping, unlawful sexual penetration and burglary.
Other people who live in the Eastgate Station Apartments, where the woman was attacked, are worried about the security in the complex.
“It was a very nice place when I moved in here,” Patricia Mann told KOIN 6 News. “It’s listed as a safe, secure building online.”
Mann said the key card system to get into the complex hasn’t been working and things have changed dramatically.
“It’s not a secure building,” Mann said. “We’ve had some really horrible things happen here.”
The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jason Christensen at 503.823.0894. email@example.com
In January, Lacy was arrested for assault, strangulation, burglary and possession of meth after he spent the night barricaded inside a Gresham apartment with a baby.
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
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