Hillsboro, OR

Two Oregon sex offenders behind bars

Liam Ford

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Derek Mitchell Shine (left) and David Duwayne Johnson have been sentenced to prison for unrelated sexual assault offences.| Photos via Washington County District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, OR — Washington County is cracking down on sex offenders with recent sentences for two men in unrelated incidents.

David Duwayne Johnson, 52, was sentenced to 75 months on Jan. 26, according to a news release today.

Derek Mitchell Shine, 32, was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Jan. 24, according to another news release today.

In June 2019, a girl reported that Shine, a convicted sex offender, had been sexually abusing her for about a year. Experts at CARES Northwest, a community-based program that aims to stop child abuse and neglect, interviewed her and got additional details. Hillsboro police interviewed Shine, who said the victim slept in his bed but denied any wrongdoing. Police obtained and executed a search warrant. They found evidence to corroborate the victim’s claims.

Shine was found guilty of four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, and five counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

In June 2020, Johnson, a registered sex offender, exposed himself to a grocery store employee in Cornelius. A week later, he was caught masturbating at the public library. In March 2021, he entered a girl’s room while she slept and sexually assaulted her. The victim told a friend, who told an adult. Cornelius police confronted Johnson, who confessed.

Johnson was found guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of public indecency.

In both cases, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office commends the victims for reporting the abuse and acknowledges the work of the respective police departments. Both men are to serve their sentences within the Oregon Department of Corrections.

If you suspect neglect or abuse of a child, a report can be made to a Department of Human Services child welfare screener by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233).

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