Bend▶️ Bend Police release suspect photo in kidnapping, sex abuse investigation

▶️ Bend Police release suspect photo in kidnapping, sex abuse investigation

▶️ Bend Police release suspect photo in kidnapping, sex abuse investigation

Quinlan David Ribeiro

Bend Police on Thursday released the photo of a Terrebonne man charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse and assault. Police are investigating the possibility he may have committed additional crimes and are seeking more information from the public.

Quinlan David Ribeiro, 24, was arrested Dec. 14 after police say they found evidence of his alleged crimes in his home and car. Ribeiro is alleged to have kidnapped, sexually abused, assaulted and coerced two women who believe they were drugged at a downtown Bend nightclub in August.

Police said Thursday that Ribeiro is believed to have frequented bars in Bend and Redmond over the past year. 

“By seeing a picture, they may remember seeing him somewhere and come forward with additional information,” Bend Police Communications Manager Sheila Miller said. “It may jog someone’s memory that might be a little fuzzy if they were out drinking.”

His arrest stemmed from a report to police on Aug. 21 that a sex crime had occurred somewhere in Bend the previous night.

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Three women who were visiting from out of town reported they had been drinking at the Seven nightclub in the 1000 block of NW Bond Street in downtown Bend that night, police said.

“Two women reported going drinking there. They reported blacking out and they didn’t think they’d had enough to drink to black out,” said Miller. “When they woke up, they were in a motel room with a man they’d never seen before. One of the women remembered being gagged and handcuffed.”

Officers investigated for several months and were able to get video surveillance of a man in various locations before he ended up at the Sugarloaf Mountain Motel in the 62900 block of N. Highway 97 early on the morning of Aug. 21.

Police say they executed a search warrant on Ribeiro’s home and car in Terrebonne on Dec. 13 and found more evidence of alleged crimes.

Ribeiro’s charges include two counts of kidnapping in the second degree, three counts of sexual assault in the first degree, two counts of coercion, sexual abuse in the third degree, assault in the fourth degree; and harassment. 

Saving Grace, a domestic violence shelter in Bend, recommends anyone with new information go directly to the Bend Police Department. The organization says reporting information, especially after experiencing abuse or an assault, can be scary or difficult.

Saving Grace has trained advocates available 24 hours a day, including during holidays, to help victims talk through fears or concerns and support those sharing critical information with law enforcement. 

“We want to make sure there’s not other victims. If this is isolated incident, okay. We want to hold this person accountable,” Miller said. “This is our attempt to make sure there’s not other victims out there.”

Anyone who has had contact with Ribeiro or believes they have witnessed suspicious or illegal activity involving Ribeiro is asked to call Det. Eli Allen via the nonemergency dispatch number at 541-693-6911.
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