HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 5, 2022, a Washington County jury found Jose Angel Anzo, Jr., age 38, guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree attempted rape. Judge Erik Buchér then sentenced him to 75 months in prison. Deputy District Attorneys Rayney Meisel and Matt Wise prosecuted the case.

The abuse began in Tigard, Oregon in 2017 and continued through 2020 while the family was living in Vancouver, Washington. The abuse was reported to authorities in both states. The victim was seen by experts at a children's center where she provided details of the abuse.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim and her mother for reporting this abuse. This office also thanks the Tigard Police Department and Vancouver Police Department for their work on this case. 

The State has reasons to believe there could be additional victims related to this defendant. Anyone with information is urged to contact their local police department. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
971-708-8219

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 27, 2022, a Washington County jury found Job Cuesta Pozos guilty of seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case against the defendant before Judge Erik Buchér. 

On September 2, 2020, Beaverton police officers met with the two victims in this case. They disclosed repeated and ongoing sexual abuse committed by the defendant. The victims were referred to CARES Northwest where they provided additional details to investigators. Mr. Pozos denied any wrongdoing. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victims in this case for their courage in reporting this abuse. This office also thanks Beaverton police and CARES Northwest for their assistance. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 13, 2022. The defendant will remain in custody until that time. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
971-708-8219

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 21, 2022, Senior Judge Gary Williams found Steven Christopher Teets guilty of misdemeanor criminal mischief in the second degree following a bench trial conducted the previous day. Judge Williams then sentenced the defendant to 24 months of probation. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman prosecuted the case. 

In the early morning hours of October 31, 2020, a family in Forest Grove, Oregon was awoken by Mr. Teets setting off the car alarms of the vehicles parked in their driveway. Mr. Teets, who was employed as a Forest Grove Police Officer but off duty at the time, then approached the family at their front door in an aggressive manner. As the family repeatedly told him to leave, Mr. Teets instead yelled, broke items on the porch, and pounded on the locked door. Mr. Teets only left on foot after hearing that the family had called 9-1-1. A few minutes later, a Forest Grove police officer found Mr. Teets a short distance away. 

In addition to his court-ordered probation, Judge Williams also barred the defendant from any further contact with the victims, ordered that he complete 80 hours of community service, and ordered him to complete counseling for alcohol abuse and anger management issues.  

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
971-708-8219

HILLSBORO, Ore.- After a thorough investigation led by the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team, (CART) the Washington County District Attorney’s Office has concluded the available evidence does not support criminal charges against the driver involved in the deadly accident. 

A 16-year-old and an 11-year-old were killed on February 20, 2022, after a crash near Edy Road and Trailblazer Place in Sherwood, Oregon. 12 CART investigators from six different law enforcement agencies conducted an exhaustive investigation, including a full review of the driver’s actions prior to the crash, cell phone activity, computerized vehicle data, and full medical history. The driver fully cooperated with this investigation. All available evidence points to the conclusion that the driver lost consciousness while driving which resulted in a loss of control of his vehicle. While the specific medical condition that caused a lack of consciousness remains unknown, the available evidence does not support criminal charges and points to the conclusion that this is a tragic accident. 

A Charging Decision provides additional details regarding this investigation. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to send condolences to the victims’ families and the greater Sherwood community. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
9717088219

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 6, 2022, Judge Andrew Erwin sentenced Luis Hernandez-Sanchez, age 53, to 375 months in prison. On July 1, 2022, a Washington County jury found the defendant guilty of two counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sexual penetration, and five counts of first-degree sex abuse. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against Mr. Hernandez-Sanchez.

In 2015, the victim told a friend that the defendant sexually abused her. That friend alerted her father who then called police. Beaverton police and investigators with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) met with the victim. She told them the defendant abused her multiple times over a period of several years. Police arrested the defendant who denied any wrongdoing. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim for reporting this abuse. This office also thanks Beaverton police, ODHS, and CARES Northwest for their work on this case. 

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

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Stephen Mayer
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9717088219

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On April 15, 2022, Matthew Colin Broadwell, age 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree sodomy, four counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and incest. On July 11, 2022, Judge Erik Buchér sentenced the defendant to 30 years in prison. Deputy District Attorney Sara Loebner prosecuted the case.

In July of 2021, the victim told her grandmother that the defendant forced her to touch him inappropriately. Experts from CARES Northwest and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) spoke with the child. She detailed many instances of sexual abuse by the defendant.

Beaverton police and ODHS confronted the defendant with these allegations. He initially denied any wrongdoing. After he was arrested, Mr. Broadwell admitted to sexually abusing the child on multiple occasions. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim’s family for reporting this abuse to authorities. This office also thanks Beaverton police, CARES Northwest, and ODHS for their work. 

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

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
9717088219

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 5, 2022, a Washington County jury found Jose Angel Anzo, Jr., age 38, guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree attempted rape. Judge Erik Buchér then sentenced...
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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 21, 2022, Senior Judge Gary Williams found Steven Christopher Teets guilty of misdemeanor criminal mischief in the second degree following a bench trial conducted the previous...
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