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  •   This October the Washington County District Attorney's Office joins with our law enforcement and community partners in pledging critical resources and support for victims in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects adults and children throughout our community.... Read more
  • On July 26, 2018, Samuel T. Burris of Beaverton was sentenced to 150 months in prison by Judge Janelle Wipper for two incidents where he publicly masturbated at Dollar Tree stores in front of children under 10 years old. Burris, a registered sex offender, will not be eligible for early... Read more
  • On July 19, 2018, a Washington County jury unanimously convicted 40 year-old Michael Henry Forker of nine child sex crimes stemming from his abuse of a homeless 16 year-old boy in 2002. The verdict came after three days of trial in which jurors in the courtroom of Judge Ricardo J. Menchaca... Read more
  • HILLSBORO, ORE: Effective July 1, 2018, Kevin Barton took office as Washington County's new District Attorney.  Mr. Barton won a contested election for the position on May 15, 2018, garnering 68.5% of the votes.  Following Mr. Barton's successful campaign, longtime District Attorney Bob... Read more
  • On April 3, 2018, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 1562, expanding the circumstances under which the crime of Strangulation is a felony offense. Beginning January 1, 2019, committing strangulation against a family or household member (an act of domestic violence) is a Class C Felony punishable...  Governor Brown signs SB 1562 into law. Sr. DDA Skinner fourth from left. Read more
  • On June 6, 2018, the Washington County DA's Office joined with local and regional law enforcement agencies in a collaborative effort to combat human trafficking in the greater Portland / Vancouver metro area. A Washington County Deputy DA trained and experienced in sexual assault and child... Read more
  • On May 17, 2018 the DA's Office co-facilitated its annual county-wide Elder Abuse forum.  The topic for the year was a focus on Domestic Violence in the Older Adult population, in all of its permutations.  Instruction was provided by Bonnie Brandl, M.S.W., founder and director of the...  Bonnie Brandl, M.S.W. founder and director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life speeking at the event. Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore. - The Washington County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington County Circuit Court, Washington County Community Corrections, and Washington County Veterans Services, is proud to announce the Washington County Veterans... Read more
  • HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is proud to join with our partners in announcing the official opening of the Washington County Digital Forensic Laboratory (WCDFL). The WCDFL is a partnership of multiple agencies, including the Washington County DA’s Office... Read more
  • On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andy Erwin sentenced 50 year-old Andrew Mascarenas of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the maximum 60 months in prison for his tenth conviction for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Mascarenas, who served 21-24 months in... Read more

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