HILLSBORO, Ore- On February 8, 2024, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Silver sentenced Bret Mitchell Hollmann to four years in prison, nearly the maximum allowed under Oregon law for this type of felony. This sentence comes after the defendant pleaded guilty to Assault in the Third Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance – substantial quantities. Deputy District Attorney Matt Wise prosecuted the case against Mr. Hollmann. 

On March 13, 2023, the defendant and his fiancé, Megan Elizabeth Meek, began their day by smoking fentanyl pills that Hollman purchased. Their two-year-old daughter was with them. Later that day, they decided to take the child to a babysitter so they could go shopping. They stopped at an area business along the way. Ms. Meek then went inside to make a purchase. When she returned to the vehicle, she put her bag containing multiple fentanyl pills and other drug paraphernalia in the backseat within reach of the toddler. The child was able to gain access to the pills and swallowed several of them.

When the defendant arrived at his ultimate destination, he and Ms. Meek noticed the child was actively overdosing on fentanyl. When officers from the Beaverton Police Department arrived, the child was unconscious, not breathing, and had no detectable pulse. The defendant told officers the child needed to have her stomach pumped. The defendant and Ms. Meek told officers that her daughter had swallowed the fentanyl pills.

Officers administered two doses of Narcan to the child and saved the child’s life. She responded to the medication but overdosed again once she reached the hospital due to the sheer amount of fentanyl in her system. Hospital staff had to put the victim on a Narcan drip for a full day to keep her alive. 

Mr. Hollmann admitted to officers that he purchased the fentanyl pills. He was caught smoking additional fentanyl at the hospital while his daughter was undergoing treatment and was removed from the facility. 

“This case is yet one more reason, in a long and growing list of reasons, why lawmakers need to fix Oregon’s drug addiction and decriminalization crisis,” said Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton. “I am hopeful the legislature takes immediate action to fix Measure 110 in a way that will produce results in our communities and save lives.”

In addition to his prison sentence, Mr. Hollmann was also ordered to serve two years of post-prison supervision and to undergo drug treatment. 

Ms. Meek is currently scheduled to stand trial in April.

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HILLSBORO, Ore- On January 30, 2024, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Chris Colburn sentenced Ana Mercedes Miranda to 100 months in prison. On January 12, 2024, the defendant pleaded guilty to four counts of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Tampering with a Witness. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted this case.

The defendant, age 68, gained custody of the victim children in 2017. Beginning in 2018, she began subjecting them to emotional and then physical abuse. One child in particular, aged younger than 10, was regularly deprived of proper nutrition and sometimes tied to his bed during the night. She also regularly inflicted physical abuse upon that child and his siblings. As time progressed, the defendant began using a metal chain and padlocks to bind the child to furniture. 

Authorities became aware of the abuse in April of 2023. During the investigation, sheriff’s detectives found chains and padlocks that had been used to confine the child along with other items used to inflict abuse. The defendant admitted to chaining up one child. She denied any physical abuse, but other children within the home confirmed that it had occurred. 

While in custody awaiting trial, officials learned the defendant was attempting to contact the victims in this case by mail, attempting to dissuade them from testifying against her in court. These actions led to additional charges of Tampering with a Witness.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the efforts of Detective Mark Povolny with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on this case.

Ms. Miranda will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving her sentence.   

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HILLSBORO, Ore- On January 26, 2024, Glen Sagastume-Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Erik Buchér then sentenced the defendant to 75 months in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

The victim and defendant were acquaintances. On February 10, 2023, they met for dinner and then went to a motel in Beaverton, Oregon. They became intimate in the room, which was initially consensual. However, this changed when the defendant wanted to engage in additional sex acts. The victim demanded the defendant stop his actions, but he refused and used force to subdue her. She attempted to call 9-1-1, but the defendant took her phone and hung it up. The victim then escaped to the motel lobby where police were notified.

The victim was taken to the hospital. Medical providers noted bruising to her arms and discovered DNA evidence consistent with the victim’s account of the attack. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Beaverton Police Department and the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory on this case. 

The defendant will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence. This prison sentence will be followed by a term of post-prison supervision with recommendations for treatment.  The defendant is also required to register as a sex offender.

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HILLSBORO, Ore- On January 5, 2024, former Hillsboro Fire Lieutenant Steven Michael Klaus, age 52, was found guilty of two counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, six counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, two counts of Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, and four counts of Invasion of Personal Privacy after a stipulated facts trial. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Erik Buchér then sentenced the defendant to 25 years in prison. Deputy District Attorney Rayney Meisel prosecuted the case against Mr. Klaus.

In 2019, the minor victim in this case reported that the defendant sexually abused her multiple times over the course of five years. The abuse took place in Forest Grove, Oregon, and in California. The victim was approximately 6 years old when the abuse began.

During the subsequent investigation, detectives with the Forest Grove Police Department obtained a computer the defendant used during the time of the abuse. They discovered surveillance footage from hidden cameras installed by the defendant in the victim’s bedroom and bathroom. The footage captured the victim in the nude. Mr. Klaus stored the files in a folder on his computer labeled, “Monitoring My Pet.” The device also contained other child sex abuse images of this victim, as well as thousands of child sex abuse images and material unrelated to this victim.  

At the defendant’s sentencing hearing, the victim described the anguish she felt when she learned the defendant installed those hidden cameras and the pain she felt when she had to identify herself in nude images during the investigation. Despite the pain she endured at the hands of the defendant, she said she is focused on healing and regaining her strength.

“I will forever be robbed of my girlhood, but I won’t give up my right to joy,” the victim said. Quoting a philosopher, she told the defendant, “No person is to be treated as a means to an end, but as an end to itself. Anything I accomplish in life will not be in spite of what you’ve done, it will be because of who I am.” 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim and her family for their perseverance during the lengthy court process. This office also acknowledges the hard work of the Forest Grove Police Department. 

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

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HILLSBORO, Ore- On November 3, 2023, Timothy Irwin Meeker, age 72, pleaded guilty to three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. On December 7, 2023, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia sentenced the defendant to 100 months in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted this case. 

The defendant sexually abused two children. The first victim was abused multiple times over a span of several years. This came to light in 2018 after the defendant molested the second victim, who reported the actions to her mother. The girl was seen by medical experts at CARES Northwest but was unable to provide details due to her young age. The defendant denied any wrongdoing and investigators were unable to proceed.

In 2022, the first victim disclosed the abuse to loved ones and experts at CARES Northwest. Family members confronted the defendant with the allegations, and he admitted to the abuse.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office commends these victims for their bravery throughout this process. This office also thanks the Tigard Police Department and CARES Northwest for their work.

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

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HILLSBORO, Ore- On November 30, 2023, Judge Eric Butterfield found Daniel H Rock, age 36, guilty of Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct and two counts of Luring a Minor. On January 8, 2024, Judge Butterfield sentenced the defendant to 70 months in prison. He ordered him to register as a sex offender and to complete sex offender training. Judge Butterfield also ordered the defendant to have no contact with the victim and levied a $50,000 compensatory fine payable to the victim. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

Mr. Rock was living in New York and was working as a doctor when he began messaging the teenage victim via an online chat group. The defendant convinced the victim to provide him with her cell phone number so they could communicate directly. He then began pressuring the victim to send him nude photos of herself, which she did on multiple occasions. He also discussed meeting her in person and described the sexual acts he wanted to engage in with her. 

In September of 2019, the victim’s mother contacted the Tualatin Police Department. She told investigators that she found the messages between her daughter and the defendant after she connected her daughter’s phone to her computer. The mother found messages in which the victim clearly stated her age, and in one case, shared her current location which was her high school. She also found messages from the defendant urging the victim to delete their correspondence and to keep her phone locked. The mother told police that she called the defendant and confronted him. He asked her not to report his actions and said he would lose his family if they found out.

Investigators with the Washington County Digital Forensics Laboratory went through the victim's device. They found more than 7,000 exchanges between the girl and the defendant spanning a one-month timeframe. They included photos, videos, and phone calls. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim’s mother for her efforts in protecting her daughter and reporting the defendant to law enforcement. This case serves as a reminder to parents about the dangers their children face online. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver, who leads our Child Abuse Team, formulated this presentation to educate parents about these dangers.

This office also acknowledges the Tualatin Police Department and the Washington County Digital Forensics Laboratory for their work on this case. 

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