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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 21, 2019, Washington County Judge Charles Bailey found James Kee Taik Park, age 54, guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sex abuse. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 16, 2019, a Washington County jury found David Scott Houston, age 31, guilty of two counts of first-degree sex abuse. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against Mr. Houston in Judge Andrew Erwin’s courtroom.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 26, 2019, Roger James Bayard pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, fourth-degree assault with an injury and driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was sentenced to 75 months in prison by Judge Charles Bailey and his driver’s license was suspended for life. Deputy District Attorney Matt Lehman prosecuted the case against Bayard.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 31, 2019, Washington County Judge Charles Bailey found Geoffrey William Germano guilty of seven counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse. This case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver.

      In April of 2018, detectives with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were alerted to an internet protocol (IP) address which was flagged as downloading and/or sharing a high number of known child pornography files through peer-to-peer file sharing networks. Investigators determined the activity dated back to March of 2016.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 2, 2019, a Washington County jury found Jeremiah Andrew Libbee guilty of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and driving with a suspended or revoked license. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman in Judge Janelle Wipper’s courtroom.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 31, 2019, Brian Toru Matsuo pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to five years in prison by Judge Beth Roberts. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Marie Atwood.

      In the early morning hours of June 16, 2019, Matsuo pulled into a gas station off of Cornelius Pass Road and began yelling at the driver of another vehicle over a parking dispute. That driver and his passenger ignored Matsuo and eventually drove away from the gas station.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 30, 2019, Jaime Gonzalez was sentenced to 130 months in prison by Washington County Judge Danielle Hunsaker after he pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree robbery. Over the past several months, Gonzalez’s accomplices-- Casandra Dempsey, Jamie David Lay, Jesse John Lieble, Emmanuel Rodriguez and Anthony Anacleto Ortega-- also entered guilty pleas for their roles in this home-invasion robbery and were sentenced for their crimes. Chief Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey prosecuted these cases.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 26, 2019, a Washington County jury found Gabriel Moscote-Saavedra guilty of first-degree attempted rape, first-degree burglary and three counts of first-degree sex abuse. This case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey in Judge Janelle Wipper’s courtroom.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 22, 2019, Washington County Judge Eric Butterfield sentenced Ulizes Escobar to 116 months in prison. The first 75 months of that sentence fall under Measure 11 sentencing guidelines. On July 19, 2019, Escobar pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. This case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 18, 2019, Judge Charles Bailey sentenced Juan Perales Jr. to 75 months in prison. On June 20, 2019, Perales was convicted on multiple charges including first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence, strangulation and menacing constituting domestic violence. The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard.

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