Sex Abuse - Woman Convicted on 12 Counts in Prolific Child Sexual Abuse Case
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Woman Convicted on 12 Counts in Prolific Child Sexual Abuse Case


Story by Oregon Herald Staff
Published on September 24, 2021 6:47 AM
 
HILLSBORO, Oregon.- On September 22, 2021, a Washington County jury found Diana Rodriguez guilty of three counts of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sodomy and four counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the defendant before Washington County Circuit Court Judge Erik Buchér. DDA Lewman proved in court that the defendant sexually abused two children for many years. The abuse began when the victims were young children and continued into their teenage years.

The abuse came to light when one of the victims called police in May of 2019. The Washington County Sheriff's Office immediately began investigating. The victims were interviewed by experts at CARES Northwest where they gave additional information on the abuse they endured.

Rodriguez was convicted Wednesday of three counts of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sodomy and four counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. She is due to be sentenced on Nov. 2.

Another person — Cupertino Juarez-Hernandez — was found guilty of 25 counts of child sex abuse in the same case in January of 2020. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

A sentencing hearing for Ms. Rodriguez is scheduled for November 2, 2021.