Steer clear of this highly dangerous sex offender, police say

Steer clear of this highly dangerous sex offender, police say

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police are warning the public about a convicted sex offender who is considered a high risk to strike again.

Gordon Michael Strauss, who has been deemed by mental health officials as a psychopath and sadist with no ability to feel remorse, was recently released from a hospital in Central Washington and is now homeless and living in Portland.

Strauss is registered at Northwest 9th and Lovejoy. Police say if you see him, you should be on guard because two of his victims were snatched off the street.

"Typically, he preys on only girls from 13 to 22," said Officer Bridget Sickon with the Portland Police Bureau. "They're the type of crimes where he will meet somebody on the sidewalk or somewhere and be very nice to them and sort of ingratiate himself to them and maybe ask for a ride or a cigarette or something. And then all of a sudden there's a blitz attack. Two of his attacks were with knives."

Strauss has been convicted of four rapes since the early 1980s. He is not on supervised probation but police say he is very much on their radar.