HILLSBORO, Ore.- On April 19, 2022, a Washington County jury convicted Cornel Giurculete Giurculete, age 45, of two counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, allowing consumption of marijuana by a minor on property, and unlawful delivery of marijuana. Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

In June of 2019, the victim, who was under the age of 10 at the time, made a disclosure of abuse by the defendant to her mother. The mother then alerted the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) which launched an investigation. The victim reported the defendant touched her inappropriately, provided her pornography and alcohol, and regularly used marijuana around her. Experts at CARES Northwest also evaluated the victim. She provided additional details of the abuse during these sessions. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victim for her courage in reporting this abuse and for participating in the court process. This office also acknowledges Tigard police, DHS, and CARES Northwest for their work. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 14, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. The defendant will remain in custody until that time. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
April 21, 2022