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Sex offender who raped two women in Washington Co. convicted on all charges

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Jose Omar Ortiz, jail booking photo Jose Omar Ortiz, jail booking photo
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A registered sex offender accused of raping two women in Washington County has been convicted on all of the charges against him.

A judge convicted Jose Omar Ortiz, 29, on Tuesday on multiple counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse and first-degree kidnapping.

Ortiz was arrested last summer for sexually abusing two women in April and May 2015.

Deputies said one victim was an acquaintance who Ortiz asked to help him move. He then drove her to a secluded area in Washington County and sexually assaulted her over the course of 10 hours, according to investigators.

The second victim, who was 18 years old at the time, had placed an ad on Craigslist seeking a roommate.

She met Ortiz and said he seemed "like a normal dude" at first. The woman told FOX 12 that he drove her to a remote area of Washington County near Southwest Rosedale Road and sexually assaulted her.

Deputies said both crimes occurred in the same area.

Court documents state he told the second victim, “You knew what this was... You don't put an ad on Craigslist and expect this not to happen."

Ortiz has a criminal history dating back 10 years, including convictions for prostitution and second-degree sex abuse in 2009 that required him to register as a sex offender.

Following his arrest last summer, deputies said Ortiz was linked to another sexual assault case in February 2015, but charges were never filed. That woman told deputies she had been beaten and raped, but later said she was a prostitute and didn't get paid.

Ortiz is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 14.

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