HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 25, 2020, a Washington County jury found Ruben Serrano-Garcia guilty on one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case before Judge Erik Buchér.

In April of 2019, the victim reported to a school counselor that he had been sexually abused by the defendant over a course of several years. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation and found the allegations credible. Detectives later interviewed the defendant. He acknowledged a historical incident in which the victim had accused him of inappropriate touching. The defendant said he was intoxicated at the time and unsure if the touching had occurred. He denied the remaining allegations.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the bravery shown by the victim in reporting the abuse. This office also wishes to thank the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the staff of CARES Northwest for their work on this case.

A sentencing hearing is set for November 5, 2020. The defendant will remain in custody until that time.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
August 31, 2020