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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 11, 2019, Nicky Lane Nolen was sentenced to 450 months in prison by Judge Oscar Garcia for child sex abuse.  Nolen was convicted of Sodomy in the First Degree and eight counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree following a jury trial on October 5, 2018. 

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- Today, Judge Andrew R. Erwin sentenced Darby Andrew McBride to jail time and probation for his role in a 2017 crash which caused life-threatening injuries to off-duty Tigard Police Officer Matthew Barbee. See our previous press release on this case here.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 20, 2018, Judge Janelle Factora Wipper sentenced Patrick Michael Paluda to 130 months in prison after a Washington County jury found him guilty of multiple charges brought against him by Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard. Paluda was found guilty of Assault in the Second-Degree, Coercion, Strangulation, Menacing, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and multiple drug-related charges.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 18, 2018, Robert Alan Stewart pleaded guilty to Rape in the Second-Degree and was sentenced to 75 months in prison. Judge Charles Bailey oversaw the case.

      This case began in 2013, when Stewart met his female victim online. He was 27-years-old at the time but claimed to be 19. His victim was 13-years-old. He gave the victim alcohol and marijuana and engaged in sexual intercourse with her several times.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 14, 2018, a Washington County jury found Tyrone Neil Murphy guilty on multiple counts of sexual assault after a pattern of victimization that spanned a decade. Murphy was found guilty on four counts of first-degree Sodomy, two counts of first-degree Rape, and two counts of second-degree Sex Abuse.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 13, 2018, a Washington County jury found Darby Andrew McBride guilty on all three counts brought against him by Deputy District Attorney Jeffery MacLean. Those charges include Assault 3 Serious Injury with Weapon, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief 2 Reckless.

      These charges stem from a vehicular crash in which McBride’s SUV slammed into another vehicle which had pulled to the side of the road off Highway 26 in December of 2017. That crash caused life-threatening injuries to the victim, off-duty Tigard Police officer Matthew Barbee.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 7, 2018, Judge Ricardo Menchaca sentenced Kenneth Garcia to 25 years in prison after his conviction on several sex crimes involving two juvenile victims. Those convictions include two counts of Sodomy in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree and Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree- Victim Under 12 Years of Age. 

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On November 30, 2018, Muizz Sosna was convicted of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, Rape in the Third Degree, Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon following a four-day jury trial.  

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    • On Monday, May 7, 2018, three Atlanta-area residents admitted to involvement in a check-fraud scheme that paid homeless people to steal from Oregon banks and businesses. Marcus Eppinger, Rodrickus Robinson, and Brittane Robinson each pled guilty to three counts of Forgery in the First Degree and were sentenced to probation by Washington County Circuit Court judges.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is announcing the creation of a School Safety Task Force formed in partnership with the Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).

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