Police fear suspect is serial rapist

Police fear suspect is serial rapist

Credit: Beaverton Police

Police fear suspect is serial rapist

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by By DAVID KROUGH and KGW Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 14 at 12:18 PM

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton Police fear an accused rapist may have more potential victims.

Officers said they found assorted pairs of womens' underwear inside the apartment of 21-year-old Silvestre Cervantes-Avila. He is currently in jail on rape, sodomy and kidnapping charges in connection with an attack on November 10.

According to investigators, Cervantes-Svila met the 19-year old woman at a local club. They returned to his Beaverton apartment, where police say, he raped the woman at gunpoint.

Investigators claim, after the attack, Cervantes-Avila let the victim go, but made a point of keeping her underwear.

The victim immediately reported the crime and police made the arrest.

After searching his apartment, police say they found drugs, a gun, but most disturbing of all, additional pairs of assorted women's underwear.

Anyone with information in the case was asked to call police.

KGW Reporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report.

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