HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 18, 2022, a Washington County jury found Louis Howard Johnson, age 58, guilty of six counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse. On July 6, 2022, Judge Ricardo Menchaca sentenced the defendant to 300 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case.

The defendant worked as a manager at the Tigarden Apartments in Tigard, Oregon from 1997 to the late 2000s. During that time, he and his wife babysat several children, including the three victims in this case. During a span of about seven years, he repeatedly sexually abused the three young children. 

The abuse did not come to light until May of 2019. One of the victims contacted Tigard police to report what she endured. Detective David Hockin worked with the victims and other law enforcement agencies to positively identify the defendant. Police confronted him with the allegations. He confirmed he did babysit the victims but denied any wrongdoing. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the victims for reporting this abuse. This office also acknowledges the work of Tigard police including Detective Hockin and Officer April Keller.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 6, 2022. The defendant will remain in custody until that time. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
May 23, 2022