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Driver of Stolen Vehicle Involved in Head-On Crash Sentenced to 107 Months in Prison (Photo) - 04/19/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On April 19, 2019, Washington County Judge Ted Sims sentenced Randall Todd Brown to 107 months in prison. On April 5, 2019, Brown was convicted of nine counts stemming from a head-on crash which injured two women in September, and four additional charges that were filed after he was caught driving another stolen car in December. Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman prosecuted the case against Brown.

On September 1, 2018, Brown was driving a stolen Honda Civic on West Union Road between Cornelius Pass Road and 185th Avenue in Washington County when he went over the center line and caused a head-on crash with an oncoming truck occupied by two elderly sisters.

After Brown was airlifted from the scene, doctors at Oregon Health & Science University discovered that he was under the influence of methamphetamine. Meanwhile, investigating deputies and members of the Washington County Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team (CART) discovered that the Honda contained two firearms (one stolen in a burglary and recently used in a Hillsboro shooting), credit cards stolen in a different burglary, and a bag with dozens of car keys and a methamphetamine pipe.

Brown was indicted and charged with nine counts for the crash and was on pre-trial release when deputies monitoring a known drug house caught him in another stolen car on December 21, 2018. Deputies observed that the ignition of the stolen Subaru was punched all the way through the steering column and Brown was operating the vehicle with a flathead screw driver. After arresting Brown deputies found a substantial quantity of methamphetamine in Brown’s pocket along with other drug paraphernalia. That case was added to the original charges and prosecuted over the course of one trial.

Brown, a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history, was convicted of all thirteen counts, including Felon in Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Assault, DUII, and Delivery of Methamphetamine. In addition to his prison sentence, Brown was ordered to undergo three years of post-prison supervision following his release. He was also ordered to pay restitution to his victims. Brown has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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DA's Office Secures Two Guilty Verdicts in Separate Cases Involving Sting Operations (Photo) - 04/19/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- This week, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office successfully convicted two defendants in cases involving separate undercover sting operations.

On April 17, 2019, a jury convicted David Andrade-Arroyo of one count of First-Degree Online Sex Corruption and two counts of Luring a Minor.

On May 3, 2018, Andrade-Arroyo was arrested as part of a child predator sting operation conducted by the Beaverton Police Department with assistance from the Portland Police Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Andrade-Arroyo was 19 when he began communication with whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl through a social media app. That girl was an undercover detective. Andrade-Arroyo request to meet with the purported child that night to have sex. He also sent a sexually explicit image. He arrived on the agreed-on location in Beaverton and was arrested by undercover detectives. He admitted he had come to the location because of the chat, but claimed he only came to talk and did not intend to have sex with the purported child. 

This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown. Judge Ricardo Menchaca oversaw the trial against Andrade-Arroyo. Sentencing is scheduled for June 21, 2019.

On April 18, 2019, a Washington County jury found Juan Gabriel Sosa guilty of Luring a Minor, Second-Degree Attempted Sex Abuse and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman in the courtroom of Judge Beth Roberts.

Sosa was 27 when he was arrested on November 9, 2018, as part of an undercover human trafficking sting conducted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. As part of the sting, undercover officers created a profile on a social media app posing as a teenage girl. Sosa contacted the account and told officers he was fine with the girl’s stated age of 16. He proceeded to engage in sexually explicit conversations with officers, asked for naked photos and sent a shirtless picture of himself. Sosa was arrested at a public park where he believed he was meeting the girl for sex. He was found with a concealed and loaded handgun inside his waistband and had a condom in his pocket.   

Sentencing in this case is set for May 3, 2019.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the hard work of the law enforcement agencies noted above. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Detective Chad Opitz from the Beaverton Police Department and Detective Mark Povolny from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on these cases.

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Video Press Release: Israel Marcel Moore Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison in Child Sex Abuse Case (Photo) - 04/19/19

Note: Follow this link to view a video interview with Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown on this case.

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On April 19, 2019, Washington County Judge Danielle Hunsaker sentenced Israel Marcel Moore to 25 years in prison pursuant to ORS 137.700, also known as Jessica’s Law. On April 5, 2019, Moore was convicted by a jury of one count of First-Degree Sexual Penetration and seven counts of First-Degree Sex Abuse. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown.

The Beaverton Police Department began investigating Moore in September of 2017 after a young girl’s family made a report of possible abuse by Moore. The girl showed incredible courage in coming forward and in disclosing the details of the abuse to experts at CARES Northwest. She described three separate incidents of sexual abuse by Moore over the course of 2017.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the investigative work of Beaverton Police Detective Doug Jones as well as the staff at CARES Northwest for their efforts on this case. We would also like to acknowledge the courage shown by the victim in testifying before her abuser in court. That testimony was vital in securing a guilty verdict against Moore.

In addition to his prison sentence, Moore must also register as a sex offender. He was also ordered to undergoing lifetime post-prison supervision once he is released. Moore has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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Bryon Lloyd Akins Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison in Sex Abuse Case (Photo) - 04/16/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On April 5, 2019, a Washington County jury found Bryon Lloyd Akins guilty of 14 counts of sexual abuse. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison by Judge Eric Butterfield. Senior Deputy District Attorney Megan Johnson prosecuted the case against Akins.

Washington County Sheriff’s Detective Robert Rookhuyzen began investigating Akins in August of 2018 after the sheriff’s office received a report of possible abuse involving two young girls known to Akins. With assistance from experts at CARES Northwest, investigators determined the abuse happened multiple times over the span of at least two years.

Akins denied the allegations of abuse but was found guilty after a three-day jury trial.

We would like to acknowledge the work of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, including Detective Rookhuyzen, on this case. We would also like to thank CARES Northwest for their assistance.

Akins has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

Click here to view a video file of Senior Deputy District Attorney Megan Johnson discussing this case. 

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King City Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Child Sex Abuse Case (Photo) - 04/15/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On April 12, 2019, Victor Roberto Saravia pleaded guilty to four counts of First-Degree Sex Abuse and was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Washington County Judge Ted Sims. Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the case against Saravia.

King City Police first began investigating Saravia in February of 2018 after a young boy made a disclosure of abuse to his family. A family member called police to report the abuse. The boy was taken to CARES Northwest where he told investigators about two instances of sexual abuse involving Saravia, who was known to his family.

According to reports from the child, the abuse began in 2017 and continued into 2018. King City Police Lieutenant Brian Sigler began investigating once the abuse was reported. In conjunction with our partners at CARES Northwest and the Oregon Department of Human Services, Lt. Sigler found the allegations to be credible and Saravia was arrested a short time later.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Lt. Sigler and the King City Police Department, CARES Northwest and DHS on this case.

“It was a long case that went on for around a year. I am relieved that the family, specifically the victim, have gotten justice and can move on and continue to heal. I am also relieved Mr. Saravia can no longer victimize any more children,” Lt. Sigler said of the guilty plea and sentence imposed on Saravia.

Investigators fear there could be additional victims who have yet to come forward. We urge anyone with information on additional crimes by Saravia to contact law enforcement.

Saravia will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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Public Invited to Attend Child Abuse Prevention Event (Photo) - 04/04/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During this month and throughout the year, the Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team is dedicated to supporting professionals in our community in their work to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. In recognition of this important month, please join our Child Abuse MDT members on Monday April 8th, 2019 at 1:30 PM on the east side steps of the Washington County Courthouse (145 NE 2nd Avenue, Hillsboro).

This special event will include the planting of a Pinwheels for Prevention garden, the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation and remarks from local leaders to address the importance of child abuse prevention work in our community. Scheduled speakers include District Attorney Kevin Barton, Sheriff Pat Garrett and the Prevention Program Coordinator for CARES Northwest, Sally Blackwood.

The pinwheels planted in our community this April symbolize the happy and healthy childhood all children deserve, and the public and all Washington County employees are welcome to attend and help “plant” the garden. Participants are encouraged to wear blue to this event to make a visible statement about our commitment to ending child abuse in Washington County.

Find out more about how you can play a part and help create positive change for children in our community: https://preventchildabuseoregon.org/

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Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison In Child Sex Abuse Case (Photo) - 03/29/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 29, 2019, Felipe Del Cid pleaded guilty to three counts of First-Degree Sex Abuse and one count of First-Degree Attempted Sodomy. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison by Washington County Judge Oscar Garcia. Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case against Del Cid.

Detective Cheryl Crecelius of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office first began investigating Del Cid in March of 2018.

Detective Crecelius spoke with the boy who described the years of abuse that Del Cid subjected him to. Investigators determined Del Cid, who was known to the boy’s family, first sexually assaulted the child around 2007 when he was just seven-years-old. The abuse continued over the next several years with unwanted touching and inappropriate behavior.

In 2016, the victim began telling some of his friends about the abuse. Fearful Del Cid could be harming other children, the victim wanted to protect others and eventually told his mother, prompting the investigation.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the bravery the victim showed in coming forward.

“This young man showed incredible courage throughout this entire process,” Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner said of the victim. “These cases are very difficult, and this survivor displayed a great deal of perseverance in seeing this case through.”

In addition to our partners at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, we would also like to acknowledge the work of CARES Northwest on this case.

As part of the plea agreement, Del Cid will also have to register as a sex offender for life. He has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

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Man Sentenced to 225 Months in Prison in Child Sex Abuse Case (Photo) - 03/21/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 15, 2019, Washington County Judge Theodore Sims sentenced Samuel de Jesus Santos-Vasquez to 225 months in prison. In January of 2019, Santos-Vasquez was convicted of two counts of First-Degree Sex Abuse, First-Degree Sodomy and Second-Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against Santos-Vasquez.

On Thanksgiving weekend of 2018, Santos-Vasquez attended a party at a family member’s home. He snuck away from the party and entered the room of a 11-year-old girl who was sleeping at the time. He then began to molest her. He left the room when family members called for him but returned back two times throughout the night. A family member spotted Santos-Vasquez leaving the victim’s room. The victim made a disclosure of abuse to a school counselor the next week, prompting the initial investigation.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation and determined the abuse had been ongoing for the past two years. The victim was interviewed by experts at CARES Northwest and underwent an examination at Randall Children’s Hospital. Evidence and testimony collected during those visits were vital in Santos-Vasquez’s conviction. We’d also like to acknowledge the work of Washington County Sheriff’s Office Detective Charles Anderson on this case.

In addition to his sentence, Santos-Vasquez will also undergo 10 years of post-prison supervision. He has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 375 Months in Prison in Child Sex Abuse Case, Threatens Suicide After Verdict (Photo) - 03/21/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 19, 2019, Washington County Judge Janelle Wipper sentenced Leo Gabonia to 375 months in prison. On March 14, 2019, Gabonia was convicted of eight sex abuse-related charges including First-Degree Sodomy, First-Degree Sexual Penetration and First-Degree Sex Abuse. The case against Gabonia was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman.

Forest Grove Police first began investigating Gabonia in September of 2017 after the then nine-year-old victim made disclosures of abuse to a family member. That family member then contacted police who began the investigation.

Gabonia was known to the family and used that connection to gain access to the victim. Police learned the abuse began two years prior to the disclosure with inappropriate touching and kissing and quickly escalated from there. Based on victim accounts and the expertise from staff at Randall Children’s Hospital and CARES Northwest, police gathered enough evidence to move forward with charges against Gabonia.

Gabonia became very upset after the verdict was issued. He jumped on a table in the courtroom and declared he had nothing to live for. He then attempted to jump from a 4th story window but was taken into custody by Washington County sheriff’s deputies.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Forest Grove Police Detective Charles McCutcheon for his work on this case.

Gabonia will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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Former Coach Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Case (Photo) - 03/21/19

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 21, 2019, Marcus Dale Jolley pleaded guilty to three counts of Second-Degree Sexual Abuse and was sentenced to two years in prison by Washington County Judge Charles Bailey. District Attorney Kevin Barton prosecuted the case against Jolley.

Tigard Police began investigating Jolley in May of 2017 after a female student at Tigard High School reported to school staff that Jolley had inappropriately touched her. Jolley served as a teacher at the high school but left to take a position at Sherwood Middle School. That student decided to come forward after she heard Jolley was planning a possible return to Tigard High School. She indicated she was afraid for the safety of other female students and came forward to protect others.

Over the course of their investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant to gain access to Tigard High School internal records and uncovered evidence of prior concerning incidents involving Jolley and students. In those cases, previous students accused Jolley of inappropriate touching and kissing dating back to 2006. None of those prior incidents were reported to law enforcement or the Oregon Department of Human Services.

A second victim was also identified during the investigation. It was discovered she had an ongoing sexual relationship with Jolley while he was a teacher and she was a student. This abuse occurred in 2005 but was never reported to authorities.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the hard work of the Tigard Police on this challenging case. These crimes would not have been discovered had it not been for the perseverance and dedication of a Tigard school resource officer.

In addition to his prison sentence, Judge Bailey ordered Jolley to register as a sex offender and to have no contact with his victims. He is also ordered to have no contact with schools or minors and will undergo five years of post-prison supervision once he is released.

Mr. Jolley will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.