• HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 6, 2019, Washington County Judge D. Charles Bailey sentenced Merlinda M. Avalos to 151 months in prison. Avalos pleaded guilty to six counts of First-Degree Criminal Mistreatment in January of 2019 based on abuse and neglect toward three young family members. Deputy District Attorney Marie Atwood prosecuted the case against Avalos.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On March 4, 2019, Judge Andrew Erwin sentenced John Patrick Gilbreath to five years of probation with credit for time served following his conviction for Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 27, 2019, Jeffery Wayne Tiemann was sentenced to 100 months in prison. Tiemann pleaded guilty to First Degree Sex Abuse, Second Degree Sodomy and Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the Second Degree. The defendant was sentenced by Judge Charles Bailey. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown and investigated by Washington County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jessica Zieman.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 28, 2019, Judge Andrew R. Erwin sentenced Andrew Guy Moret to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years. Moret was found guilty in the murder of Alonzo Sentel Gregg on February 15, 2019 by a jury of his peers.

      Moret was convicted of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon for the 2015 shooting. Moret will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 15, 2019, a Washington County jury found Andrew Guy Moret guilty of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Judge Andrew R. Erwin oversaw the case. Senior Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey and Deputy District Attorney Rayney Meisel prosecuted the case against Moret.

      On September 13, 2015, Moret shot Alonzo Sentel Gregg nine times near Dandy’s Deli in Hillsboro. Gregg died at the scene. Moret was arrested three days after the shooting and charged with Gregg’s murder.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 13, 2019, Judge Beth L. Roberts sentenced 67-year-old Stephen William Breaux to 240 months in prison. Breaux pleaded guilty to four counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree on February 1, 2019. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 11, 2019, Judge Theodore Sims sentenced William Daniel Callaway to three months in jail and ordered his license revoked for 12 months. Callaway pleaded guilty to Fourth Degree Assault, Hit-and-Run with Injuries and Reckless Endangering after he fled from and injured a North Plains police officer who tried to pull him over along Highway 26 in January. Deputy District Attorney Matt Wise prosecuted the case against Callaway.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 1, 2019, Washington County Judge Theodore Sims sentenced Muhammad Laftah Hasan to 48 months in prison. Hasan pleaded guilty to First Degree Attempted Sexual Abuse and Third Degree Sexual Abuse in January of 2019. The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Megan Johnson.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 23, 2019, Washington County Judge Andrew R. Erwin found John Patrick Gilbreath guilty of one count of First Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration. Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case.

      Gilbreath, who worked at the Partridge House daycare facility in Beaverton, first came under scrutiny from investigators in 2016. A three-year-old girl who was attending the daycare at the time made disclosures of abuse to her parents. The Beaverton Police Department investigated the case but didn’t have sufficient evidence to file charges at the time.

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    • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 23, 2019, Maria Lucille Meisner pleaded guilty to Murder. A life sentence with a minimum of 25 years was issued by Judge Beth Roberts.

      Meisner and Celia Schwab, the unlicensed caretaker for 74-year-old victim Kathryn Breen, were arrested in December of 2016.  Neighbors reported a fire in Breen’s apartment. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue found Breen unresponsive on the scene with severe burns covering most of her body. She was rushed to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where she died of her injuries a month later.

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