Former deputy from Woodburn charged with further sex crimes
A Woodburn man and former Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy who was arrested in December on rape charges is facing additional rape charges and is accused of sexually abusing a minor and recording the encounter.
On Tuesday, Jorge Serrano, 28, was indicted in Marion County Circuit Court on the following charges:
Serrano was originally arrested Dec. 7 by Washington County sheriff's deputies and charged with one count of first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sodomy in connection to an alleged sexual assault in Hillsboro.
Serrano posted bail on Dec. 28 and was arrested again on Jan. 10 after the WCSO's continued investigation uncovered further crimes. He was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse and using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct.
After Serrano's second arrest, he has been held without bail at the Marion County Correctional Facility as police continue to gather evidence on possible further allegations.
According to court documents, Serrano allegedly raped a woman in Marion County in 2015. On Jan. 9, 2017, he uploaded explicit photos of the victim to the Internet without her consent.
In a separate incident, Serrano allegedly raped a different victim in Marion County in September of 2016.
Serrano was further charged with sexually abusing a minor on July 21, 2015 and making a visual recording of the conduct in a separate incident in Marion County.
Serrano's first arrest came when Washington County's violent crimes unit learned that Serrano had allegedly posted an "intimate video" on the internet without the consent of the woman filmed.
Detectives say the video was filmed in the spring of 2015, when Serrano worked as an armed security guard in the Portland metro area.
While on the clock, he allegedly met a tenant who lived in an apartment complex on the 19000 block of Northwest Evergreen Parkway in Hillsboro.
"He drove the tenant to a building nearby and engaged in sexual acts with her, which he filmed and later posted online without her knowledge," according to a news release. "After his shift ended, Mr. Serrano met the woman again and then sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious."
He posted the video online later, while working as a jail deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Officials say he worked at the jail from Jan. 3, 2017 to November, 2018 and was fired before jail staff knew of the allegations.
Oregon State Police say Serrano appears to have uploaded multiple videos of women without their knowledge. The investigation continues and police have not yet identified all the women involved.
Serrano's next scheduled court date is on Jan. 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Anyone with any information is asked to call WSCO at: 503-846-2700