HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 13, 2020, a Washington County jury convicted Joel Beltran-Casillas of first-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sexual abuse. Senior Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the defendant in Judge Janelle Wipper’s courtroom.

In September of 2018, the victim sent a text message to 911 operators to report a sexual assault perpetrated by the defendant. Forest Grove Police officers responded to the scene. The victim was taken to Randall Children’s Hospital for medical treatment. Detectives began investigating and the child was seen at CARES NW for a forensic interview. Evidence was also submitted to the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab, which ultimately corroborated the child’s disclosure with the aid of DNA evidence.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of the Forest Grove Police Department, Randall Children’s Hospital, CARES Northwest and the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab. This office also commends the victim for reporting the abuse.

A sentencing hearing for Mr. Beltran-Casillas is set for March 31, 2020 in Judge Wipper’s courtroom.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
February 20, 2020