Hillsboro man sentenced to 50 years after repeatedly abusing young girl
A Hillsboro man will spend the next 50 years in prison after police say he sexually abused a teenaged girl for years.
Jose David Satey-Sanchez was sentenced Tuesday, March 5, after he was convicted of 13 counts of sexual-abuse.
According to Hillsboro Police, the abuse dates back as far as 2014, when a then-9-year-old girl told her mother that Satey-Sanchez, who was reportedly living in the girl's home with her mother, had sexually assaulted her. The mother, however, didn't believe the allegations and never reported them to police.
A teacher at the girls' school overheard the student discussing the abuse some time later and reported it to the police immediately.
According to Stephen Mayer, a spokesman with the Washington County District Attorney's Office, the girl's mother continued to claim the girl's allegations were false and refused to make Satey-Sanchez leave the home.
With Satey-Sanchez allowed to stay, the girl was placed in foster care, Mayer said.
The victim later recanted the allegations in 2015, at the behest of her mother, Mayer said, and was returned to the home where Satey-Sanchez continued to sexually abuse her, despite court orders that he not have contact with the child.
The years of abuse never involved rape, Mayer said, until 2017. After that attack, the victim reported Satey-Sanchez to the police. Forensic testing revealed Satey-Sanchez's DNA on the girl's body.
Eight of Satey-Sanchez's 13 charges were tried before Washington County Judge Janelle Wipper, the other five were tried before a jury.
"The Washington County District Attorney's Office would like to acknowledge the work of our partners at the Hillsboro Police Department, the Oregon State Police Forensics Laboratory, and CARES Northwest for their assistance on this challenging case," Mayer said.