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Justin Nathaniel Lugo, 35, was being held on sex abuse charges when he assaulted a deputy at the Washington County Jail.

PMG FILE PHOTO: - Washington County JailAn inmate at the Washington County Jail assaulted a jail deputy as he was being moved from an intake holding cell to the jail's maximum-security unit Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

The inmate was 35-year-old Justin Nathaniel Lugo of Hillsboro.

"The inmate advanced on one of our deputies, striking him on the right side of the face," read a statement from the Sheriff's Office. "The deputy defended himself, while another deputy successfully deployed a Taser. Additional deputies responded and were able to restrain the inmate."

The injured deputy was treated and released at a local hospital for his injuries, the Sheriff's Office said. No additional staff members were hurt.

Lugo now faces a charge of assault of a public safety officer in addition to other felony charges, for which he was being held.

He has a tentative trial date set for April 1 related to charges, including first-degree sex abuse, third-degree sex abuse and first-degree invasion of personal privacy, court records show. Separate charges include fourth-degree assault, harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct.

In 2009, Lugo was convicted of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy in Clackamas County, court records show. The victim was under the age of 16.

Lugo's appeal of his conviction was struck down by a Clackamas County circuit judge.


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