HILLSBORO, Ore- On September 26, 2023, Lauro Vazquez-Cordova plead guilty to three counts of Rape in the Second Degree and three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

The defendant sexually abused two children. The abuse came to light in January 2022 after one of the victims confided in a school counselor. That counselor immediately notified the Oregon Department of Human Services, which in turn alerted the Forest Grove Police Department.

Investigators met with the victims as did medical experts at CARES Northwest. The victims provided details of the abuse which occurred in multiple locations across Washington County, Oregon. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office commends the victims for their bravery in reporting the defendant's actions and for their courage throughout the judicial process. This office also acknowledges the work of the Forest Grove Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, DHS, and CARES Northwest. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 11, 2023. The defendant will remain in custody until that time. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
September 29, 2023