A man from Mexico is in custody after allegedly raping a 65-year-old woman, reports KOIN CBS6.
Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was arrested by Portland police after he broke into a woman’s home, held her at knifepoint and tied her up before raping her.
According to court documents filed in March 2017, Martinez, who has also gone by the names of “Erick Acosta,” “Smyley,” and “Poison,” has a long criminal history and multiple deportations.
“Defendant has entry/removal from [the] United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least [five] probation violations from re-entry.”
When Martinez was 15, he underwent a drug and alcohol treatment program in Texas. He has had several convictions in California and Oregon for burglary and battery. He is an admitted user of methamphetamine and marijuana, but said his worst addiction is to alcohol. He told authorities that he consumes around four to six 24 oz. beers a day. In the past, he was drinking 10 of those a day.
Martinez also told jail staff that he suffers from multiple mental health issues including bipolar, schizoaffective, and borderline personality disorder.
He was most recently deported in 2016. Officials are unsure of when he reentered the country, but he moved to the sanctuary city of Portland in the last three years.
After Martinez assaulted the woman in her home, she offered him her Prius so that he would leave. Police responded to another call shortly after of a man holding a woman at knifepoint and sexually assaulting her in the basement parking garage of a building. When officers arrived, Martinez fled on foot and was chased through a neighborhood. He was apprehended in an apartment close by.
He is currently being held without bail in the Multnomah County Jail.
[Feature Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office]