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Man ID’d as suspect through DNA analysis indicted in attack

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PORTLAND — A man has been indicted on charges related to the attack and kidnapping of a person in downtown Portland, Oregon, after the man was identified as the suspect by DNA analysis, prosecutors said.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Timothy Harris, 27, was indicted this week on charges of sodomy, attempted rape, kidnapping, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of assault, according to Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt.

The district attorney’s office said the attack happened July 5, 2016. Investigators responded to the scene and tried to locate the assailant soon after the attack but were unable to do so, prosecutors said.

Last month, Harris was identified as the suspect by DNA analysis.

He is currently in custody in King County, Washington, but prosecutors said they would seek his extradition to Oregon and he would be arraigned once he returned to the state.

It wasn’t immediately known if Harris has a lawyer to comment on the case.

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