Tigard man convicted of sex abuse

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A man charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse in a case involving a Tigard child was convicted on all charges and is currently awaiting sentencing. 

Hunter Lee James Andrews was convicted on all five counts of first-degree sex abuse on Aug. 13, following a bench trail in Washington County Circuit Court in front of Judge Andrew Erwin. Washington County Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case for the state. 

Andrews was arrested in December of last year following an investigation that started in May 2020 after the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) received a report of sex abuse involving Andrews and a minor that was known to him. 

DHS staff contacted Tigard Police, which opened an investigation. Officers went to the child’s home and spoke to her about the allegations, which she confirmed. The victim gave additional information to investigators and was also seen by a trained specialist at CARES Northwest, to whom the girl described how she was sexually abused on multiple occasions. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Andrews on Sept. 20. He will remain in custody at the Washington County Jail until that time.