13:33 2 October
Portland rape case, dismissed eight years ago, resurrected with a new prosecution, investigators say.
Portland rape case, dismissed eight year Portland
Portland, United States Of America
Two-man charged in November 2011 on the morning of a rape reported near Portland State University, only to see the charges dropped days later, have now been charged with the same assault following a new review of the evidence.
Leslie L. Thornton Jr., now 38 years old, is charged with two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, and first-degree sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday morning at Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Timothy Nathaniel Hogue, 29, was drawn into detention by the U.S. Thursday. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Reno, Nevada. He was wanted on a warrant that charged him with first-degree rape in the 2011 assault.
The indictment alleges that a woman was attacked and "unable to give consent." In 2011, court papers said that she was "physically helpless" at the time. She was 43 years old, and she didn't know her assailants, the police said.
Thornton was 30 when he was first arrested in the case and told the authorities he did not know the woman.
At 12:38 a.m. on 5 Nov. 2011, Central Precinct police reacted to Southwest 10th
Avenue and Market Street to assist public security officials at Portland State
University with a sexual assault inquiry.