Police arrested a man Thursday who's suspected of throwing semen on women in Portland-area stores.
Manuel Banuelos-Alcala, a 47-year-old Beaverton man, was arrested in the parking lot of a Safeway store on Southwest Barbur Boulevard on suspicion of third-degree sex abuse, Portland police said in a news release. Detectives learned after his arrest that he "likely" threw semen on another woman Thursday inside the Safeway, police said.
A police spokesman previously said a man, since identified as Banuelos-Alcala, is suspected of such activity at Lamb's Garden Home Marketplace, a Kmart in Beaverton, and Milwaukie and Barbur Boulevard Safeway stores.
Portland police publicized the semen-throwing cases last Friday, and a woman contacted detectives to say she was also a victim of such activity the previous Wednesday at the Barbur Boulevard Safeway, according to police.
Detectives were doing follow-up work at the store, 8145 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Thursday afternoon when they saw someone matching the suspect's description in a parked car, police said. They approached and arrested him without incident.
Police said Banuelos-Alcala could face more charges. Detectives think he may also have thrown semen at other people who didn't realize it, police said.