Vancouver student jailed in Oregon on rape suspicions

21-year-old is also charged in a Clark County rape case

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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A Vancouver man has been in the Coos County, Ore., Jail since Oct. 22 after being arrested there on suspicion of first-degree rape, unlawful penetration and sexual abuse, police say.

Cody James Dornbirer, 21, was arrested after police were called to student housing at Southwestern Oregon Community College, where he is a student, according to a bulletin from the Coos Bay Police Department. Police said they interviewed the alleged victim, Dornbirer and “numerous” other students, and conducted a search warrant at the scene of the alleged assault.

Dornbirer’s bail in Coos County is $1.25 million.

He also is the suspect in a rape that occurred in Vancouver in May, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

An official at the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office said Dornbirer was formally charged with second-degree rape on Oct. 28.

A warrant has been issued for Dornbirer’s arrest in the Vancouver case.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.