HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 1, 2019, Judge Ted Sims sentenced Justine Mims to 30 days in jail and three years of probation with ordered mental health treatment. Judge Sims also barred Mims from having any contact with her victims. On June 27, 2019, Mims was found guilty in a bench trial of second-degree trespass and misdemeanor stalking. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Greg Brown.

Mims was a student in the victim’s class at an area college when she began to engage in repeated unwanted contact. In 2017, she began emailing the victim repeatedly and attended his office hours with increasing frequency. The victim became more concerned when Mims requested they begin a sexual relationship. He refused, and alerted authorities at the university. They issued an order barring Mims from having any contact with the victim, an order she violated repeatedly. This behavior prompted school officials to expel her from the university.

This action did not put an end to the harassment. In January of 2018, the victim returned home from work to find Mims waiting for him in his driveway. She refused to leave his property despite several orders to do so. The victim was forced to barricade himself inside his home, along with his two children, as he called 911. Mims could be heard turning door knobs in an effort to gain entry as the victim waited for law enforcement. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies then arrived and again ordered Mims to leave the residence. She refused and was arrested.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies Trevor Cooley and Steven Fittinger in addition to Corporal Theresa Fichter for their work on this case.

Mims has been transferred to the Washington County Jail to begin serving her sentence.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
July 01, 2019