Mexican Wetback Arrested After Assault of Girl he Followed off of Bus
Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office – 08/18/09
Summary of Event:
Deputies arrested a man who accosted a 17-year-old girl on a Tri-Met bus and then followed her to her house and assaulted her. The girl was not seriously injured and the man has been booked into the Washington County Jail.Details of Event:
On Monday, August 17, 2009, at about 7:00 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was riding the number 67 bus toward PCC Rock Creek. While on the bus,Rodolfo Claudio Marquez a man later identified as 23-year-old -, starting flirting with her. She did not return the flirtation and tried to ignore him. Mr. Claudio-Marquez continued and the girl felt uncomfortable by his advances.
When the girl got off the bus at NW Springville Road and NW 173rd Avenue, Mr. Claudio-Marquez also got off and started to follow her. She started to walk south on SW 173rd Avenue into a residential area toward her house. Mr. Claudio-Marquez continued to follow her and talk to her. She told him to leave her alone, but he refused and offered to take her to buy alcohol.
The girl arrived at her house and told Mr. Claudio-Marquez to leave, instead he grabbed her roughly around the waist and pulled her toward him. Mr. Claudio-Marquez tried to kiss the girl, but she pushed him away. Mr. Claudio-Marquez came back at her and punched her in the face with a closed fist. The girl ran into her house and told him she was calling the police, Mr. Claudio-Marquez left the area.
The girl called her father who came directly home. She gave him a description of the suspect and her father was able to locate him near the bus stop at NW 173rd Ave. and NW Springville Rd. Her father called 911 and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area. The father returned home to be with his daughter and when deputies arrived Mr. Claudio-Marquez was not at the bus stop. After searching the area, deputies were able to locate Mr. Claudio-Marquez on the PCC campus near the sports complex. He perfectly matched the description that was given by the victim. The victim later confirmed that Mr. Claudio-Marquez was the same man who had assaulted her.
Mr. Claudio-Marquez was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail where he was booked on charges of Assault IV, Harassment, and Sex Abuse III. He is also being held on a probation violation for a previous Methamphetamine charge.