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Woodburn Man Arrested on New Sex Charges, Additional Victims Sought
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit detectives continue to investigate 28-year-old Jorge Serrano of Woodburn. Since his arrest on December 7, 2018, detectives have identified and interviewed six additional victims, including underage females who live out of state. On Thursday afternoon, with the assistance of Woodburn Police, detectives arrested Mr. Serrano at his Woodburn home. Mr. Serrano is being held at the Marion County Jail without bail on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree encouraging child sex abuse, second-degree sex abuse, and using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct. Additional charges are likely as the investigation continues. Investigators have learned that Mr. Serrano used social media to meet women, including underage girls, some of whom detectives have been unable to identify. Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information about this case. The public is asked to contact Washington County Sheriff’s Office detectives by calling (503) 846-2700. The original media release is below. Detectives Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault, Uploading of Intimate Images December 7, 2018 -- On October 15, 2018, detectives assigned to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit received information regarding an intimate video that had been posted on the internet without the consent of a person in it. During the investigation, detectives learned that from July of 2014 to June of 2015, Jorge Serrano worked as an armed security guard assigned to patrol various residential and commercial areas in the Portland metro area. In the spring of 2015 and while on duty, Mr. Serrano came across a tenant who lived in an apartment complex in the 19000 block of Northwest Evergreen Parkway in Hillsboro. Detectives learned 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. After his shift ended, Mr. Serrano met the woman again and then sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. Mr. Serrano was employed as a corrections deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office from July of 2017 to November of 2018. Detectives learned he uploaded the video during that time frame. Mr. Serrano’s employment had been terminated prior to these allegations coming to light. On the morning of December 7, 2018, Washington County Sheriff’s Office detectives took Mr. Serrano into custody while executing a warrant at his residence, located in the 1600 block of Alexandra Avenue in Woodburn. Mr. Serrano, 28, was arrested on charges of first-degree rape and three counts of first degree-sodomy. He is being held at the Washington County Jail on $250,000 bail. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. Detectives are working with Oregon State Police to investigate intimate photos and videos of multiple women that Mr. Serrano uploaded to the internet without their knowledge. The investigation into unlawful dissemination of an intimate image is ongoing. Investigators are working to identify those women and believe there are likely additional victims. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 846-2700. Detectives have been assisted in this investigation by the Oregon State Police, Jefferson County and Marion County Sheriff’s Offices, and Salem and Woodburn Police Departments.