James Kee Taik Park Convicted of Multiple Charges in Child Sex Abuse Case

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 21, 2019, Washington County Judge Charles Bailey found James Kee Taik Park, age 54, guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sex abuse. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner.

In May of 2016, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Mr. Park after a family member alerted authorities to possible abuse. A young child known to Mr. Park made disclosures of abuse to a babysitter and a family member, prompting the investigation. During this same time frame, a second child, also known to Mr. Park, reported similar abuse.

The children were then taken to CARES Northwest where forensic interviews were conducted. They told investigators that Mr. Park sexually abused them. The older child disclosed this happened to her multiple times. Mr. Park declined to be interviewed by law enforcement.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the investigative work of Detective Pat Tapley with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. We would also like to thank CARES Northwest for their diligent work on this challenging case.

A sentencing hearing for Mr. Park will be held on September 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.