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Cascade: June 7, 2018
Posted by Melissa
On Thursday, 6/7/18, Kevin Lavan TAYLOR 54 yrs, was convicted for Third Degree Sex Abuse related to an incident that occurred in the Cascade Campus library on 11/1/16. TAYLOR was not a PCC student.
On 11/1/16 at approximately 2:50 pm, TAYLOR went to the second floor of the Cascade Campus Library and attempted to stretch out and inappropriately touch a female but was unsuccessful. TAYLOR then went to the first floor and engaged in similar behavior and inappropriately touched a female student who then called Public Safety.
Public Safety started an investigation and worked closely with Portland Police (PPB), providing PPB with video from surveillance cameras. PPB was able to eventually identify TAYLOR and arrested him.
TAYLOR’s case went to trial this week. Key to obtaining the conviction was the surveillance video, testimony provided by public safety and other evidence.
This successful conviction highlights the good work done by public safety personnel in responding to reported incidents on campus, properly preserving evidence and maintaining good working relationships with local law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office. Also important was the coordination between Public Safety and the Office of Equity & Inclusion and the Dean of Student Development Office at Cascade Campus.
While this situation may have been traumatic to the reporting party, hopefully the case outcome can serve as some small measure of closure to this incident.
Posted November 1, 2017
Public Safety is seeking assistance in identifying this person. This person is being sought in connection with an incident involving a student that occurred on Tuesday, November 1st, at approximately 3:45PM, in the Cascade Library.
If you have any information on this person, or see them on campus, please contact Public Safety immediately at (971) 722-4902 and ask to speak with a Cascade Public Safety Officer, reference case #16-0431.