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News Release
Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz
Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz
Rape Suspect Charged with Dozens of Crimes, Investigators Seek Public Assistance (Photo) - 08/29/21

On March 16, 2021, an East Precinct officer received a call to a hospital of a patient who had been sexually assaulted. The officer worked with the hospital staff to arrange for a victim advocate as well as a specialized nurse to help. The officer obtained information about the crime and forwarded it to the Sex Assault Unit.

As detectives investigated, they learned that the suspect, Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz, 60, had targeted several other victims. The detectives worked for months to gather victim information and evidence. Four victims have been identified. On August 24, 2021, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Carlos Rodriguez-Lanz, 60, on 39 different charges including: First Degree Rape, First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Sodomy, First Degree Sexual Abuse, First Degree Robbery, and other felonies.

Rodriguez-Lanz, who was already in custody on an unrelated parole violation, was arraigned on August 25, 2021, and will remain in custody pending any further court proceedings. The indictment was the result of several months of investigation by Portland Police patrol officers and Detectives assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit.

During the course of the investigation numerous victims were identified. Based on the investigation it is believed there are more victims. The Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit is looking to speak with anyone who may have been a victim of, or have information about crimes committed by Rodriguez-Lanz. Please contact Detective Kyffin Marcum at (503) 823-0462 or kyffin.marcum@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau does not generally include mugshot photographs with press releases, however in this case, we hope that the photograph will help other victims identify their attacker if they did not know his name.

Photo description: mugshot of Lanz

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