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McMinnville woman fights off assailant; suspect in custody

<br><b>Padilla</b>

Padilla

Aug 21, 2013 | 2 Comments


News-Register Staff

A downtown store employee foiled an attempted sexual abuse on Wednesday, by screaming and fighting until her assailant fled, McMinnville police said.

Police have arrested Trinidad Dario Padilla, 44, of McMinnville in relation to the incident.

Padilla, who is on post-prison supervision for attempted first-degree rape, had been living in subsided housing at the jail. He has now been returned to jail on a charge of probation violation.

Police said they anticipate adding charges of attempted first-degree rape, kidnapping and sex abuse.

Padilla had apparently been watching the downtown McMinnville store and the employee for several days, police said. About 1:15 p.m. Wednesday,  when the employee was alone, he entered the store, forced the woman into the back and tried to assault her. She screamed and fought until he fled, then she ran to a nearby store and called 911.

Police said the two do not appear to have known each other.

Police are withholding the name and address of the store to protect the woman's identity.

Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to call McMinnville police, at 503-434-7307.

 

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Comments

09:27 am - Thu, August 22 2013
Lulu said:
WHO decided to place him on post-prison supervision? What is going on here?
01:42 pm - Thu, August 22 2013
Trafik said:
"Oregon's Favorite Main Street" for rapists (Padilla), killers (Cox) and an assortment of other registered sex offenders / felons / losers. While it's nice to be inclusive, this is the sort of diversity that I'd rather not see decorating our beloved Third Street.

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