Portland, Oregon – A 25-year-old is facing several charges, accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a four-year-old girl.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced a six-count Jessica’s Law indictment against Richy Kinu.
The investigation started back on August 12, 2019 when shortly after midnight Portland Police got a call about a sexual assault involving a child near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Mt. Scott Boulevard.
A probable cause affidavit states the mother and daughter were walking home from the grocery store when a man, later identified as Kinu, approached them.
Court documents state he briefly talked with the mom, who was carrying groceries, before eventually walking off with the child.
When she noticed what had happened the mother told Kinu to stop, but she was “unable to keep up” and lost sight of her child, according to the affidavit.
When she found the girl, the mother said she saw signs that her child had been sexually assaulted.
Authorities collected a sexual assault forensic examination kit at the hospital.
On February 11, 2020, state authorities told Portland Police investigators that DNA from the kit matched samples taken from Kinu.
Kinu is accused of three counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and one count of second-degree kidnapping.
More about Jessica’s Law from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office:
Jessica’s Law went into effect in 2006 and requires a 25 year mandatory minimum sentence for adults convicted of raping, sodomizing or sexually penetrating a child younger than 12 years old, or when an adult is convicted of kidnapping a child under the age of 12 in furtherance of the commission of, or attempted commission, of one of those same sexual crimes listed above.