Man charged with bias crime for attack on dad, 5-year-old daughter at Eastbank Esplanade

Police said the suspect made a comment about his perception that the victims were Japanese before assaulting them as they were riding bikes Saturday afternoon.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police arrested a man on bias crime charges after he allegedly assaulted a man and 5-year-old daughter in a racially motivated attack Saturday afternoon along the Eastbank Esplanade in Southeast Portland.  

Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault on the Eastbank Esplanade, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge around 3:45 p.m.

According to a news release, Dylan Kesterson, 34, approached a 36-year-old California man and his 5-year-old daughter as they were riding bikes. He reportedly made

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