HILLSBORO, Ore- On November 21, 2023, Jesse D Holt pleaded guilty to one count of Burglary in the First Degree with the intent to commit Sex Abuse. Judge Eric Buchér sentenced the defendant to 41 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Alyssa Camp prosecuted the case.

On June 2, 2023, the defendant smashed a window and broke into a home in Hillsboro, Oregon. The homeowners had just put their two young children to bed. One of the victims heard a noise but didn’t realize anything was wrong until she saw the defendant coming up the stairs towards her bedroom. She began screaming as the defendant approached her in her bed, at which point her husband made his presence known and chased the defendant from the home. 

The victims found the broken window and saw that the defendant prepared his escape by unlocking their back door. He used that door to exit the house and then fled the area. A home surveillance camera captured the defendant ringing the doorbell just before he broke the window. 

Investigators used that footage to circulate a photo of the defendant to area law enforcement. A detective with the Beaverton Police Department recognized Mr. Holt. The victims later confirmed he was the person who broke into their home. Officers arrested the defendant at his mother’s home. After a search, they found the same clothing he used in the burglary in the defendant’s laundry. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Hillsboro Police Department on this case. Mr. Holt will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.  

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November 22, 2023