Bend man arrested, suspected of drugging, sexually assaulting 2 women

A 30-year-old Bend man has been arrested and accused of drugging at least two women before sexually assaulting them, according to police.

Brigham “Briggs” Scott Lazalde was arrested Monday at a home in the 20000 block of Merriewood Lane and taken to the Deschutes County Jail

He was charged with first-degree sexual penetration, first-degree sodomy, and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Lt. Juli McConikey said police received two separate reports at the end of January and the end of February where Lazalde was suspected of sexual assault. The victims are 20-years-old and 29-years-old.

In each case, he met the women on dating websites, provided controlled substances, and then sexually assaulted them, McConkey said.

The current charges are pertaining to the incident in February; the January incident has been submitted to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s office for a charging decision.

Bend Police believe there might be more victims in the area who have not yet come forward.

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