HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 4, 2022, a Washington County jury found Hector Moises Estrada-Vargas guilty of two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. On April 19, 2022, Judge Brandon Thompson sentenced the defendant to 200 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Sara Loebner prosecuted the case.

This is a historical sexual abuse case involving two victims known to the defendant. The abuse took place decades ago but was not reported until 2020 when the defendant attempted to contact one of the victims. The victim mistakenly believed the defendant lived outside the country and decided to report the abuse when she realized he was still living in the area. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim for reporting this abuse. This office also thanks Hillsboro police, including Detective Megan Townsend, for their work.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 4, 2022, a Washington County jury found Gavin Lloyd Klusendorf guilty of two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case against the defendant before Judge Andrew Erwin. 

While the abuse took place between 2016 and 2017, it was not reported until June of 2020 when the victim confided in a friend. That friend urged her to report the abuse to an adult which she did. That adult contacted Hillsboro police and an investigation was launched. The victim gave additional details on the abuse to investigators and experts at CARES Northwest. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim in this case for having the courage to report this abuse. This office also thanks Hillsboro police, CARES Northwest, and the Oregon Department of Human Services for their work. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 20, 2022. 

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- The Washington County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with various community and law enforcement partners, is excited to announce the launch of the Washington County Mental Health Diversion Pilot Program (MHDPP).

This new specialty court program will work in conjunction with Washington County’s Mental Health Court. It is intended for non-violent offenders who are charged with a qualifying misdemeanor crime where mental illness is a significant factor in their criminal behavior. This new program is possible because of a change in the law through SB 218 (2021) that increases the ability to offer this type of specialty court program.

Participants in the program will be supervised by the Washington County Community Corrections Department. They will be ordered to comply with all conditions of probation including enrollment in appropriate mental health treatment. Once a participant successfully completes the program, they are eligible to ask a judge to dismiss their misdemeanor charges. 

“I am excited to launch this new specialty program after many years of behind-the-scenes work,” said District Attorney Kevin Barton. “We had to go to Salem to get the law changed, and now we can offer this important resource to community members with mental health needs.”

Judge Rebecca Guptill will preside over this program. The MHPDD would not have been possible without the support of the Washington County Circuit Court, community corrections, sheriff’s office, Washington County Adult and Mental Health Services, various mental health specialists, the defense bar, and this office. More information on the program, including details on how to apply, can be found here.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is pleased to report that its child support division is the top-collecting division of its kind in Oregon. The DA’s Office child support division assists with the establishment, administration, and collection of child support orders to help children and parents in Washington County. 

According to figures provided by the state, the Washington County DA’s Office child support division collected more than $24 million in current obligations for children and parents during the federal fiscal year of September 2020 to September 2021. Including both current obligations and those in arrears, that number jumps to more than $31 million. That is the highest collection amount statewide. 

What’s more, the Washington County DA’s Office child support division is one of only three across Oregon to meet federal performance benchmarks to qualify for 100% of available federal matching funds, which saves local county resources. And the Washington County DA’s Office child support division continues to build on this momentum as it posted the highest collection numbers in the state during the first quarter of this federal fiscal year. 

Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton says the work of the DA’s child support division is critical to supporting children and parents in our community.

“Our DA’s Office child support division works to help parents and children receive the court-ordered support they need.  Ensuring kids have a stable home environment helps keep Washington County safe, which is the mission of the District Attorney,” DA Barton said. 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Ana Maria Carter oversees the Child Support Division. SDDA Carter says these figures reflect the hard work of her team.

“Our unit’s unfaltering dedication to the families of Washington County helps ensure that our county’s children have the support they need to grow in a stable and safe environment.”  

In addition to collecting child support funds, the Washington County DA’s Office child support division also helps parents establish paternity, establish a child support or medical support order, or modify an existing order. More information can be found here.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 18, 2022, a Washington County jury found Brandon Matthew Nagy guilty of first-degree assault, three counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment, and three counts of third-degree assault. On May 19, 2022, Judge Erik Buchér sentenced the defendant to 35 years in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case.

In early 2017, Mr. Nagy was left alone with his girlfriend’s infant son. Shortly thereafter, the child’s mother received a call from the defendant indicating that the boy appeared to be having a seizure. Medics arrived and discovered that numerous abusive injuries had been inflicted on the child. 

A child abuse pediatrician with CARES Northwest evaluated the boy and determined that he had suffered an acute traumatic brain injury consistent with child physical abuse. Pediatricians also discovered a healing fracture in the child’s jaw, consistent with at least one additional abusive act occurring in the days leading up to his hospitalization.

A thorough investigation by the Hillsboro Police Department revealed that in the previous two weeks Mr. Nagy had on numerous occasions subjected the infant to senseless abusive acts. Although the child’s mother initially protected Mr. Nagy, she later confirmed that on a number of occasions he had unsupervised access to the child and that these occasions coincided with various visible injuries. Analysis of digital devices by Hillsboro police and the Washington County Digital Forensics Laboratory provided photographic documentation of these injuries and firmly corroborated the mother’s statements to police and subsequent trial testimony.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of Hillsboro police, the Washington County Digital Forensics Laboratory, and CARES Northwest on this case. 

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 16, 2022, Robert Wade Jackson pleaded guilty to attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree attempted sodomy, and first-degree burglary. He was then sentenced to 25 years in prison by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia. Chief Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

The defendant is a convicted sex offender. On July 29, 2018, Mr. Jackson broke into the bedroom of a young girl living in an apartment complex near his home. The victim was awakened to a stranger in her room standing by her bed. The defendant was holding a knife and was displaying his genitals. He then pulled the victim towards him and kissed her on the lips. She began to struggle. Mr. Jackson cut her neck with the knife and told her to be quiet. The victim then screamed for her father who instantly ran to her room. 

The defendant dropped his knife as he fled the apartment. Beaverton police responded to the scene. They were unable to locate Mr. Jackson that night but sent the knife to the Oregon State Police crime lab. Investigators linked DNA found on the knife to Mr. Jackson based upon his sex offender registration. The defendant fled the state after the attack but was arrested by Auburn police on November 6, 2018. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim in this case for her bravery throughout this process. This office also thanks Beaverton police, including Detective Maggie Brown, Oregon State Police, and the Auburn Police Department for their work on this case. 

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

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