HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 30, 2022, Jobee Rene McCann pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated theft, one count of aggravated identity theft, two counts of identity theft, and two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment. The defendant was then sentenced to 66 months in prison by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Eric Butterfield. Deputy District Attorney Bryce Bissinger prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

In early 2021, the defendant was hired to become an in-home caretaker. She was assigned to work for a 93-year-old woman who suffers from dementia. At some point during this employment, the defendant stole multiple pieces of personal identification from the victim. This theft was not discovered until February of 2022 when officers conducted a search warrant on Ms. McCann’s home and located the stolen items. 

In May of 2021, the defendant was assigned to work for a second elderly woman who was housebound. A short time after that assignment began, a family member living in the home called police to report that the defendant had stolen her jacket which contained her wallet with various forms of identification and credit cards. The theft was captured on home surveillance footage. The defendant was fired from her job when her employers learned of these actions. Two days later, the defendant went to the family member’s place of business dressed in a disguise and returned the stolen jacket. 

During this same time period, the defendant was also assigned to care for a 70-year-old woman. The defendant convinced the victim to keep her on as a private caretaker after she was fired from her job. The defendant worked a nightshift and had access to the entire home, including an office containing sensitive financial information. She gained access to the victim’s phone account and used it to pose as the woman. The defendant used the victim’s personal information in repeated attempts to transfer thousands of dollars into her own personal account. 

She also contacted a local dentist, posed as the victim, and scheduled a $60,000 surgery to fix her teeth. Ms. McCann successfully transferred that amount from the victim’s account to the dental office. At one point, the defendant called the dental office from her own phone rather than the victim’s line. Office employees noticed the caller ID belonged to Ms. McCann and not the victim. They searched her name online and learned her true identity. They then alerted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and returned the money to the victim’s account. 

After repeated attempts to locate the defendant, sheriff’s deputies arrested her on February 16, 2022. A search of her home turned up the personal identification of more than 20 victims. While in custody at the Washington County Jail, the defendant called an associate and asked him to bail her out using credit cards belonging to other people. This person eventually reported these requests to law enforcement.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for their work on this case. 

Ms. McCann will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving her sentence. In addition to her prison sentence, Judge Butterfield also ordered the defendant to pay restitution and barred her from any contact with her victims upon her release. 

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 30, 2022, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Brandon Thompson found Sean Lawrence Michel-White guilty of two counts of first-degree bias crime, second-degree bias crime, two counts of fourth-degree assault, and harassment in a bench trial. He was then sentenced to three years of formal probation after serving seven months in jail. Deputy District Attorney Mitchell Diesko prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

On August 29, 2021, the defendant went to an ISKCON Temple located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Members of the temple initially welcomed the defendant but asked that he wear a mask. He refused and became combative. He then entered the temple, attempted to knock over statues, hit two members of the congregation, bit them, and caused injury to multiple people. 

Community members were able to subdue the defendant until Hillsboro police arrived. He told officers he was a Hindu god and that members of the temple were not practicing their faith correctly because they were worshipping the wrong god. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend Hillsboro police and community members for their actions. 

In addition to his probation, Judge Thompson also ordered the defendant to undergo mental health treatment and to have no contact with the temple or any of the victims. 

This office was recently awarded $300,000 in competitive grant funding to help launch the new Bias Crime Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Team members are dedicated to protecting vulnerable community members and holding offenders accountable. To learn more about these efforts, visit our website

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 30, 2022, Luis R Ortega Hernandez pleaded guilty to first-degree rape. Judge Beth Roberts then sentenced the defendant to 100 months in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the case against the defendant.

The victim was just 18 years old when this incident occurred. On February 13, 2021, the victim’s roommate invited the defendant and a friend over to their apartment. The defendant provided the victim with alcohol and marijuana. The victim became severely intoxicated.

The defendant attempted to touch the victim sexually while in the living room. She refused his advances. Then the defendant picked the victim up and carried her to a bedroom. He proceeded to sexually assault he. She attempted to fight back, but the defendant used force and the threat of physical violence to subdue her.

The victim confided in friends the next day and they encouraged her to file a police report. She did so and went to the hospital for a sexual assault exam. Beaverton police detectives began investigating and arranged a call between the victim and Mr. Hernandez. During the call, the defendant apologized for his actions and admitted to using physical force and to committing the sex acts. The Oregon State Police Forensic Lab confirmed the presence of the defendant’s DNA in the victim’s sexual assault forensic kit. Ultimately, the defendant was arrested in May 2021.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim for her courage in reporting this abuse. This office also acknowledges the Beaverton Police Department and the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab for their work.

In addition to his prison sentence, the defendant was ordered to register as a sex offender, undergo sex offender treatment, serve a term of post-prison supervision, and have no contact with this victim upon his release. He will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 23, 2019, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Erwin found John Patrick Gilbreath guilty of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case and argued the court should impose a prison sentence under Measure 11 guidelines. The court chose not to impose that sentence and ordered Mr. Gilbreath to serve probation for a period of five years. 

Under the guidelines of his probation, Judge Erwin ordered the defendant to undergo and successfully complete a sex offender treatment program. That program included mandatory polygraph testing. During a polygraph examination, Mr. Gilbreath admitted he sexually abused six additional children at Partridge House daycare in Beaverton, Oregon where he worked. Mr. Gilbreath had concealed these additional victims throughout his sex offender treatment program, and investigators were only aware of two victims at the time of his trial.

SDDA Pulver brought this new evidence before the court. On March 9, 2022, Judge Erwin found the defendant in violation of his probation. The judge then revoked his probation and sentenced Mr. Gilbreath to five years in prison and lifetime post-prison supervision. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Washington County Parole and Probation Department on this case. You can read our original press release here.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 16, 2022, Judge Andrew Erwin found Luis Arturo Cinencio-Gonzalez guilty of three counts of first-degree rape, seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of first-degree sodomy, and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse in a bench trial. On April 27, 2022, Judge Erwin sentenced the defendant to 630 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Sara Loebner prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

In January of 2021, one of the defendant’s three victims reported that he abused her years prior. She also told Beaverton police that another child was abused by the defendant during the same time. Investigators contacted the second victim who confirmed the abuse and provided additional details. During the investigation, a third victim was also identified. 

The first victim to come forward exchanged text messages with the defendant in which he admitted to the abuse and apologized for his actions. Investigators also spoke to the defendant after he was arrested. He again admitted to the abuse. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victims in the case for their courage and participation in the court process. This office also thanks Beaverton police and the Oregon Department of Human Services for their work.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 15, 2022, a Washington County jury convicted Michael Stuart Ross of second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. Chief Deputy District Attorney Jeff Lesowski and Deputy District Attorney David Pitcher prosecuted the case against the defendant before Judge Ted Sims. 

On May 10, 2018, Mr. Ross murdered his 73-year-old mother inside the Tualatin, Oregon home they shared, by stabbing her and bludgeoning her with a steel pipe. He then violently attacked his adult brother with the pipe. Fortunately, the defendant’s brother escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house where they called 9-1-1. 

Tualatin police and Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. Officers ordered Mr. Ross to exit the home which he did without incident. They discovered the victim’s body and arrested the defendant.

While in custody at the Washington County Jail, the defendant befriended another inmate and confessed to killing his mother. He then offered to pay the inmate tens of thousands of dollars if he murdered the defendant’s two brothers once he was released on bail. The defendant anticipated a large inheritance from his mother’s estate and wished to prevent their testimony against him. The inmate alerted authorities and fully cooperated with the investigation.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Tualatin Police Department including Detective Kevin Winfield, the Washington County Major Crimes Team, and the Oregon State Police for their work on this case. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 1, 2022, at 8:15 a.m. 

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