Friday, July 17, 2009

Monroe Donald Macrae Arrested for Sexual Assault, Rape

What police called a “major” child sex assault was under investigation after Multnomah County Sheriff Bob Skipper found a little girl sitting alone in the parking lot as he left work Tuesday.

“I knew something was wrong so I started asking questions and she didn’t have answers for them,” said Sheriff Skipper.

Skipper said the child was suffering from something more than being lost or abandoned.

Portland Police took over the investigation after Multnomah county Sheriff Bob Skipper found a child alone in the lot on NE 122nd and Glisan.

Child Abuse Team detectives say Monroe Donald Macrae, 29, was arrested on rape, sodomy and sex abuse charges. Investigators say the little girl has been removed from a horrible situation.

"There isn't a police officer in this area that wouldn't have walked out and wondered what's going on here and I think it's just part of being a police officer," said Skipper. "You get used to paying attention to things around you and it didn't look right.”

Sheriff Skipper worked as a child abuse detective for many years prior to becoming sheriff.

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