HILLSBORO, Ore- On September 8, 2023, a Washington County jury found Louis Rodarte guilty of three counts of Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. On November 13, 2023, Judge Erik Bucher sentenced the defendant to 180 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Joel Petersen prosecuted the case against the defendant.

On July 16, 2021, Beaverton police were dispatched to the Millikan Way MAX Station after a witness called 9-1-1 and reported two women were attacked by a man. A video recording of the attack can be seen below. They gave a description of the suspect, later identified as the defendant.

Responding officers quickly located the defendant at the MAX station. Based on victim and witness statements, they determined the defendant attacked two women who were waiting at the station. The defendant was acting erratically before he approached the women and demanded they give him their money. The defendant assaulted the victims when they did not give him any money, causing severe injuries to both victims. The defendant also tried to take the backpack of one of the victims. A bystander witnessed the attack and aided the women by pushing the defendant off them.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the Beaverton Police Department for their quick response to the scene. This office also commends the bystander who came to the victims’ defense.


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Stephen Mayer
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September 20, 2023