Man arrested on sex abuse charges after touching teen girls, police say

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police arrested a man who they said inappropriately touched two teenage girls.

Jason Raynard Tomlin, 46, faces two counts of first degree sex abuse. According to police, the first incident happened on a TriMet bus and the second incident happened at a TriMet bus shelter.

A 14-year-old-girl told police that on Jan. 23, a man sitting next to her on a TriMet bus made sexually explicit comments and touched her inappropriately.

On Feb. 6, a 13-year-old girl who was waiting to go to school reported a similar incident to police. She said the man touched her at the TriMet bus shelter located at North Dekum Street and Durham Avenue.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect, later identified as Tomlin, in the Feb. 6 incident.

Police on Tuesday arrested Tomlin and took him to the Multnomah County Jail.

Resources for victims

The Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or click here.

The Portland Police Bureau also works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC), which has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.