Daycare Worker Convicted in Child Sex Abuse Case

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office - 01/25/19 

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 23, 2019, Washington County Judge Andrew R. Erwin found John Patrick Gilbreath guilty of one count of First Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration. Deputy District
Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case.

Gilbreath, who worked at the Partridge House daycare facility in Beaverton, first came under scrutiny from investigators in 2016. A three-year-old girl who was attending the daycare at the time made disclosures of abuse to her parents. The Beaverton Police Department investigated the case but didn’t have sufficient evidence to file charges at the time.

Nearly two years later, another young child being cared for by Gilbreath made similar claims of abuse to her parents as well. Beaverton Police again investigated the allegations. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Gilbreath for both victims a short time later.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge Detective Cynthia Herring with the Beaverton Police department for her diligent work on this case.

If you suspect your child may have been abused while attending the Partridge House daycare facility, call police immediately.

Gilbreath remains in custody. A sentencing hearing will take place in March.