• HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 31, 2020, a Washington County jury convicted Mauricio Ambriz-Arguello of three counts of first-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and four counts of first-degree sex abuse. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against the defendant in Judge Charles Bailey’s courtroom.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 29th, 2020, Anna Louise Foster-Wylie pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence of intoxicants and was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Judge Eric Butterfield. Deputy District Attorney Bryce Bissinger prosecuted the case against Ms. Foster-Wylie. This is the defendant’s ninth conviction for driving under the influence.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 17, 2020, a jury found Cupertino Juarez-Hernandez guilty of 25 counts in relation to child sex abuse. Those convictions include multiple counts of first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct. On January 23, 2020, Mr. Juarez-Hernandez was sentenced to 55 years in prison by Judge Charles Bailey. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against the defendant.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 15, 2020, Judge Eric Butterfield found Aronson Bellegarde guilty of two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree disorderly conduct in a bench trial. Deputy District Attorney Matt Wise prosecuted the case against Mr. Bellegarde.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 13, 2020, a Washington County jury found Sebastian Sylvester Meighan guilty of two counts of first-degree rape, second-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sex abuse. Deputy District Attorney Marie Atwood prosecuted Mr. Meighan in Judge Janelle Wipper’s courtroom.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 23, 2019, Isaiah Andrew Mohr pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempt to elude police and two counts of first-degree burglary. He was sentenced to 65 months in prison by visiting Judge Henry Kantor. Deputy District Attorney Kate Glasson prosecuted the case against Mr. Mohr.

      On November 21, 2019, Mr. Mohr stole a SUV from a home in Forest Grove, Oregon. The vehicle was then spotted in various locations across Washington County, Oregon throughout the day.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 27, 2019, Judge Eric Butterfield sentenced Eric Alexander Valencia to 20 years in prison following his guilty plea to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree.  District Attorney Kevin Barton and Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case against Mr. Valencia.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 16, 2019, a Washington County jury found Tony Eugene Hadd guilty of three counts of second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Deputy District Attorney Rayney Meisel prosecuted Mr. Hadd in visiting Senior Judge Henry Kantor’s courtroom.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- The following is a statement from District Attorney Kevin Barton regarding the impact of Senate Bill 1013 on the State v Jeremiah Johnston case and future Washington County cases:

      I am hopeful that the resolution of this case brings some amount of closure to the family of Sara Zghoul. 

      Jeremiah Johnston committed a horrific and brutal murder of a young Washington County mother and his continued refusal to provide her family with the location of the rest of her body speaks to his level of depravity and his lack of remorse.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 4, 2019, Jeremiah Ward Johnston pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree abuse of a corpse and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder of a witness. He was sentenced to life with a minimum of 65 years in prison by Washington County Judge Ricardo Menchaca. Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard and Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted Mr. Johnston. Mr. Johnston will be more than 100 years old before he becomes eligible for parole consideration.

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