Man arrested for sexual assault

Aberdeen police arrested a registered sex offender from Oregon Saturday morning for an alleged sexual assault on a heavily intoxicated woman under the Heron Street Bridge.

A witness told police that a man was seen dragging a woman under the bridge, which crosses the Wishkah River, at about 11 a.m. Police were directed to a concealed camping spot in the brush near the Guesthouse Inn and Suites. Officers said they found a 39-year-old man having sexual contact with an apparently unconscious 42-year-old woman. The investigating officers had to tell the male suspect numerous times to step out of the wooded area.

Officers arrested the man for indecent liberties and making a false statement to a public servant for providing police with a false name. The suspect also has an arrest warrant from Oregon for a parole violation from a previous sexual assault charge. He’s being held in the Aberdeen City Jail.