June 24 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon - Transit Police arrested 32 year-old Jared Weston Walter for several crimes relating to an incident on March 25, 2019, involving the inappropriate touching of a woman riding on MAX.
During the investigation, officers took witness and victim statements. Further investigation revealed similar incidents involving the same suspect that occurred in the previous years. Walter was lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count each Harassment (Offensive Contact), Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Harassment (Sexual Harassment) and Interfering with Public Transportation.
Investigators believe there could be additional victims that have yet to be identified. Anyone who believes they may have witnessed a similar incident, or has been a victim, is urged to contact the Transit Police Division at 503-962-7566