Manuel Alfonzo De Leon Say convicted of child sex abuse
A Washington County Jury on Monday, May 18, found Manuel Alfonzo De Leon Say guilty of sexually abusing an underage girl in Hillsboro in 2018.
De Leon Say's charges include two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He faces up to 80 years in prison.
In August 2018, a witness saw De Leon Say sexually abusing a young girl at a business in Hillsboro, the Washington County District Attorney's Office said.
"The witness immediately removed the child from the area and reported the incident to Hillsboro Police," the District Attorney's Office said.
Medical experts with CARES Northwest interviewed the child, and she indicated De Leon Say's crimes occurred at the business and a residence on a separate day.
The District Attorney's Office acknowledged the investigative work of Hillsboro Police Detective Megan Townsend and thanked CARES Northwest for their assistance.
A sentencing hearing for De Leon Say is scheduled for May 26. He will remain in custody until that time.
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