• HILLSBORO, ORE.- On June 9, 2020, Michael William Hern pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Mr. Hern was then sentenced to 30 years in prison by Judge Beth Roberts. Deputy District Attorney Rayney Meisel prosecuted the case against the defendant.

      Allegations of abuse perpetrated by the defendant first came to light in 2005. Mr. Hern denied the allegations at that time and passed a polygraph examination. Charges were not filed.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On June 5, 2020 a Washington County grand jury indicted Washington County Jail Deputy Rian Alden on one count of Official Misconduct in the First Degree concerning a use of force incident that occurred in the jail in 2018.

      This incident was investigated by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police in 2018.  At that time and based on the known evidence, charges were not filed. New evidence recently became known which prompted a re-opening of the investigation and this indictment.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 28, 2020, a Washington County jury found Jose Luis Nava-Diaz guilty of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. On June 1, 2020, Judge Eric Butterfield sentenced the defendant to 115 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Jason Ring prosecuted the case against Mr. Nava-Diaz.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On June 3, 2020, Kaliq Michael Mansor pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree, assault in the first degree, and criminal mistreatment in the first degree. Judge Oscar Garcia then sentenced the defendant to 27 ½ years in prison. District Attorney Kevin Barton and Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard prosecuted the case against Mr. Mansor.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- The following is a statement from Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton:

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 18, 2020, a Washington County jury found Manuel Alfonzo De Leon Say guilty of two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse. On May 26, 2020, Judge Janelle Wipper sentneced the defendant to 25 years in prison. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 7, 2020, Austin Michael House pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct and first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse. On June 11, 2020, Mr. House was sentenced to 280 months in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case before Judge Ted Sims.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 12, 2020, a Washington County jury found Jose Luis Torres guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and four counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct. On July 1, 2020, Judge Erik Buchér sentenced the defendant to 25 years in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is taking action to address a concerning trend in property crime committed in relation to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

      This office is committed to ensuring that people and businesses are protected from all forms of crime, including theft. This is especially true as we respond to challenges related to COVID-19. Those who take advantage of our community’s residents and businesses during a state of emergency will be held fully accountable for their actions.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 1, 2020, a Washington County jury found Dale William Martineau guilty of two counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of menacing, second-degree theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. On May 5, 2020, Judge Andrew Erwin sentenced Mr. Martineau to 105 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Nadya Martin prosecuted the case against the defendant.

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