In April 2019, detectives with the Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit began investigating a report of multiple children being sexually abused by several members of one family. Detectives learned that three adults had abused at least five children in the Beaverton and Aloha communities. The abuse started about 15 years ago and continued until 2019, when it was first reported to law enforcement.
Detectives identified the suspects as 39-year-old Benito Juarez-Hernandez, his 33-year-old brother Cupertino Juarez-Hernandez, and 36-year-old Diana Rodriguez, who is Cupertino’s ex-wife.
Detectives arrested Cupertino on April 13, 2019. A Washington County grand jury indicted Cupertino on April 22, 2019. On May 28, 2019, a second Washington County grand jury indicted Benito, Cupertino and Diana.
Benito Juarez-Hernandez is currently serving a prison term at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem on a previous conviction for sexually assaulting additional children who are unrelated to this investigation. He is also being held on $2,750,000 bail. Cupertino is being held on $5,500,000 bail at the Washington County Jail. Detectives arrested Diana on May 29th and she is being held on $4,750,000 bail.
Based on the investigation, detectives strongly believe there are additional victims in this case. If you have information about any of the suspects, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.