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Alcohol and Drug Counselor Arrested for Sex Abuse and Coercion of a Client
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Monday April 4, 2016 - 3:45 PM
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Beaverton Police responded to a call on April 1st, from a 22 year old female victim reporting sex abuse and coercion. This had occurred during her Diversion drug and alcohol assessment for a DUII. The victim told police that she had been doing her required drug and alcohol evaluation at the Serenity Lane office located at 1800 NW 167th Place in Beaverton.

The victim reported that her evaluator Luis Rivas threatened to fail her on her required drug and alcohol assessment if she did not have sex with him. The victim provided police with evidence that substantiated her claim.

Rivas 35 years of age was arrested at his residence in Beaverton on the evening of April 1, 2016. Rivas is the Program Manager for Serenity Lane in Portland and Vancouver. Rivas also runs a business by the name of Essential Evaluations that does teen drug and alcohol consulting services. It is unknown at this time if the victim was a patient of Serenity Lane or a client of Rivas's business Essential Evaluations. The crime did occur inside the Serenity Lane office in Beaverton. Rivas was lodged at the Washington County Jail on the charges of Sexual abuse in the second degree and coercion.

The Beaverton Police Department is concerned that there could potentially be other victims of similar crimes. If you have been or know of a victim related to Luis Rivas you are asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111 and reference case number 16-920832 or ask for Detective Doug Jones.


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