Man charged with raping woman he met on Tinder

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Mitchell Beckwith also charged with kidnapping

Mitchell Beckwith, November 26, 2019 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 27-year-old man has been indicted on a dozen charges, accused of raping a woman he met on Tinder and forcing her to perform sex acts in exchange for money.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Mitchell Beckwith was indicted Tuesday.

Beckwith was arrested by Gresham police Nov. 17 and booked into custody on felony rape, kidnapping, sodomy and prostitution charges as well as misdemeanor strangulation.

Beckwith pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday.

The woman on Nov. 17 reported to Gresham police that she had been raped.

The woman told police Beckwith picked her up at her apartment Nov. 16 and that they stopped at Portland’s Rocky Butte.

Once at the landmark, she told police Beckwith touched her without her consent and threatened her when she began screaming. Police say he then sexually assaulted her, dropped her off at home and told her he would return later to “take her out to make him some money.”

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