The Oregonian: Suspect in 'offensive touching' case at Portland State University arrested in Seattle
Author: Helen Jung
Posted: March 19, 2013

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A man suspected in a sex-abuse case at Portland State University has been arrested in Seattle on unrelated charges.

Timothy Webster, 28, is scheduled for a bail hearing in Seattle on Tuesday on criminal trespass charges. According to Seattle Police reports, Webster entered homes on March 11 and March 12 while the occupants were sleeping, and left voluntarily after being confronted. A mental health evaluation has also been ordered for him, said Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for the Seattle City Attorney office.

Webster was named as a suspect in a Feb. 25 incident at Portland State. In a warning issued on its website, the school said that a man approached a female student around 12:50 p.m. on the north side of the engineering building at 1930 SW Fourth Avenue. He restrained her, made sexually suggestive comments and rubbed himself against her, the warning said.

Authorities issued a warrant for his arrest on third-degree sex-abuse earlier this month.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Portland State's Campus Public Safety Office at 503-725-4404.