Tips Lead To Arrest Of Sex Abuse Suspect

Portland, Ore. — Portland Police credit quick and detailed coverage by the media that helped lead to the arrest of a sex abuse suspect Thursday afternoon.

30-year-old Dontai D. Howe was arrested near 33rd and Northeast Sandy Boulevard after a number of tips from the public.

Howe was wanted for allegedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy in a public restroom at Pioneer Place Mall on March 17th.

He will be lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Sodomy 1 and Sex Abuse 1.

“Thanks to the local media for circulating the suspect photograph and to the public for the numerous tips identifying this suspect,” said Chief Danielle Outlaw, “This is a great example of how we work together to hold accountable those who prey upon the most vulnerable.”

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