Eugene Police caught and later arrested a rape suspect near Autzen Stadium; the crime is believed to have occurred on the stadium side of Martin Luther King Boulevard, near outdoor university practice fields. The victim and suspect are not believed to be affiliated with the University of Oregon. Read safety tips.
The EPD media release, verbatim:
Eugene Police Catch Suspect Involved In Rape
Case No. #14-15616
Eugene Police responded to the area of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Scout Access Rd. at approximately 2012 hours regarding a female who had just been sexually assaulted. Upon arrival officers discovered the female victim had been beaten and raped by an unknown male, who had fled the area. Police immediately began searching the area with K9s and officers.
Within a short time officers contacted a 17-year-old male juvenile matching the suspect description. The involved juvenile is from out of the area and not known to the victim. Once detained officers identified the juvenile and later determined him to be the suspect. He was arrested for the listed crimes. Eugene Police detectives arrived and interviewed the suspect. He was taken into custody for Rape in the First Degree, Kidnapping in the First Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree.
The 39-year-old female victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for her injuries.