HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 12, 2020, a Washington County jury found Jose Luis Torres guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and four counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case before Judge Erik Buchér.

The investigation began in September of 2019 after the victim’s mother found hidden camera footage on the defendant’s phone depicting the teenaged victim. The victim’s mother immediately called Hillsboro Police. When police responded, the mother also alerted police to an incident involving the defendant and the victim from the previous year in which the victim reported inappropriate touching by the defendant.

Investigators determined the defendant purchased three hidden cameras which he placed throughout the house, including inside the victim’s room. When confronted by police, the defendant admitted to placing the cameras inside the home in what he described as an effort to keep tabs on those living there.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office acknowledges the investigative work of Detective Cheryl Banks and the Hillsboro Police Department.

A sentencing hearing for Mr. Torres is set for July 1, 2020. The defendant will remain in custody until that time.

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Stephen Mayer
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May 14, 2020