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  • HILLSBORO, Ore.- Before a crowd of dozens of elected officials, city and county leaders, colleagues and community members, Kevin Barton was officially sworn-in as District Attorney of Washington County.  Read more
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore.- Attorneys and support staff from the Washington County District Attorney’s Office have been busy with more than just their normal work lately, as they’ve taken time to meet with students from across the county. Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore.- Deputy District Attorney Ana Maria Carter of the Washington County District Attorney’s Office took a few hours off from her usual duties to meet with students at Hillsboro High School. Carter was one of 12 presenters taking part in the school’s first Spanish speaking Career... Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore.- Members of the Washington County District Attorney’s Office showed their generosity and commitment to the community through their participation in the Tree of Giving campaign. Office staff helped fill donation requests for 40 children and collected hats, scarves, socks,... Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore.- The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is proudly participating in National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. While most across the county may not realize what a pressing issue human trafficking is, statistics show the illegal trade is thriving in... Read more
  • BEAVERTON, Ore.- It has been open for less than a year, but it hasn’t taken long for the Family Justice Center of Washington County to make an impact on the community. The FJC opened in March of 2018 and has already had more than 4,000 visits from community members, according to Executive... Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 17, 2018, the Washington County Adult Drug Court took a break from normal proceedings to celebrate the holidays and the accomplishments of those enrolled in our program. Suits and ties were replaced by holiday costumes and decorations as court staff celebrated... Read more
  •   This October the Washington County District Attorney's Office joins with our law enforcement and community partners in pledging critical resources and support for victims in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects adults and children throughout our community.... Read more
  • On July 26, 2018, Samuel T. Burris of Beaverton was sentenced to 150 months in prison by Judge Janelle Wipper for two incidents where he publicly masturbated at Dollar Tree stores in front of children under 10 years old. Burris, a registered sex offender, will not be eligible for early... Read more
  • On July 19, 2018, a Washington County jury unanimously convicted 40 year-old Michael Henry Forker of nine child sex crimes stemming from his abuse of a homeless 16 year-old boy in 2002. The verdict came after three days of trial in which jurors in the courtroom of Judge Ricardo J. Menchaca... Read more

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