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04-12-2016, 08:13 AM

Unregistered sex offender accused of kidnapping, rape
Robert Shelby hadn’t registered as a sex offender since September 3, 2014
Updated: April 11, 2016, 6:28 pm


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A homeless sex offender who failed to register is now accused of kidnapping, raping and sexually abusing a woman in the Portsmouth neighborhood.

Robert Shelby, 48, appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday. He is charged with 4 counts of first-degree sexual abuse; 3 counts of first-degree rape; 2 counts of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree sodomy; and 1 count each of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and failure to report as a sex offender.

The investigation started on March 28 when Portland police responded to a residence on the 4700 block of N Willis Boulevard. Officers arrived and spoke with a woman who told them she had been sleeping around 2:30 p.m. when she heard someone knocking on her window, according to court documents.

“She looked out and saw a person known to her as ‘Roberto,’” according to court documents. “Roberto” is a person the woman had seen around her apartment complex.

The woman told “Roberto” to leave. He told her he had some things that belonged to her roommate that he wanted to drop off, records show. The woman told “Roberto” to leave the stuff on the porch. “Roberto” said he did not want the items to get stolen and asked that she open the door. “Roberto” then asked she was alone. When she said yes, “Roberto” pushed passed her, pulled out a garden trowel and pushed it into her rib cage.

“Roberto” reportedly put his hand around the woman’s neck and pushed her into a bedroom where she was sexually assaulted, according to court documents.

Records show “Roberto” temporarily stopped the assault and went looking for a camera. After unplugging a video game system, he reportedly resumed his attack.

When there was a knock at the door, “Roberto” hid in the kitchen and told the woman not to tell anyone what happened, records show. When she went to open the door, she fled and used the person’s cellphone to call 911.

Police learned “Roberto” is homeless “and often sleeps in the laundry room” of the apartment complex where the assault occurred, according to court documents.