CLACKAMAS, Ore - Officers are hoping to identify two older teens who grabbed a 12-year-old boy, tied him up with his own shoelaces, and pushed him down a hillside.
The attack happened last Wednesday on SE 82nd Avenue, near the Clackamas Aquatic Center. The boy was not seriously injured but it took him two hours to squirm his way up the hillside where a passing motorist found him laying under the guardrail just south of Toys R Us.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s office said the boy told investigators he’d had a shoving match with the two a few weeks earlier outside the Aquatic Center, but doesn’t know the names of his attackers.
The boy said he encountered the two outside the Aquatic Center around 7 p.m. last Wednesday. He claims they grabbed him, carried him into a treed area, tied his hands and feet with his shoelaces then rolled him down a nearby hill. He spent the next two hours trying get up the hill to the roadway in hopes someone would see him.
Passing motorist Mi'Lane Cremeans spotted the boy laying at the roadside around 9:30 p.m., and stopped to help.
"This boy was tied up from his feet, bound to his hands, in a curled up position, saying that some boys had beat him up and tossed down this ditch," she told KGW.
The victim is working with a sketch artist in hopes of getting the two identified and prosecuted. The suspects were estimated to be between 16- and 19-years old. The most serious charges they could face are kidnapping and assault.