Man arrested in SW Portland armed sex assault

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George B. Brotherton is accused of touching a woman at knifepoint on July 5

George B. Brotherton was arrested on sexual assault and weapon charges, July 27, 2019. (Multnomah County. He was cleared of all wrongdoing on November 13, 2019
Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at knifepoint was arrested Saturday morning by Portland Police.

George B. Brotherton, 58, was taken into custody after detectives served a search warrant at his home in the 2700 block of Southwest 1st Avenue, officers said.

In the early morning hours of July 5, Brotherton allegedly approached a woman walking near Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Grant Street, inappropriately touched her and threatened her with a knife.

The woman ran and called the police.

Brotherton was booked at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of 1st-degree sexual abuse, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion.

Detectives are working to figure out if Brotherton is linked to any other similar cases.

If you know anything that could help in the investigation, please call Detective Matt Estes at 503.823.0462.

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