Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of Beaverton teen

Police believe there may be other victims

A September 15, 2017 booking photo of Robert Friesen from the Beaverton Police Department.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested in Beaverton Friday in connection with an attempted kidnapping that happened earlier in the summer.

Robert Friesen, 27, was arrested on charges of first-degree attempted kidnapping, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.

Chubby white man wanted for attempted kidnapping

Beaverton police said on June 7, 2017, a 16-year-old girl was the victim of the attempted kidnapping in the 5800 block of SW Erickson Ave.

After the incident, the girl told KOIN 6 News he tried to grab her from behind.

“He tried grabbing me really tight from my shoulder, in the other hand there was a knife,” the girl, whose name is not being released, said on June 7. “He was trying to drag me into his car… He told me he was going to kill me… I was really scared.”

After the attack, she told KOIN 6 News she would be walking to and from school with her mom or a friend.

Friesen is associated with a white Ford Explorer, a light colored minivan, a silver Honda Civic and a black Nissan Sentra with faded paint on the good and fenders.

Investigators believe because of the nature of the attack, there may be other victims.

“We did have some reports of a person meeting his description that had been driving in that area on other occasions asking women if they would want a ride,” Mike Rowe with Beaverton police said.

Police also said a 17-year-old reported a man matching Friesen’s description grabbed her bottom.

Friesen bailed out of jail on Monday, Sept. 18 and is expected in court later this month. If you know anything about his case or may have been a victim, Beaverton police ask that you call 503.629.0111.