Sexual assault suspect arrested in Boardman

Jose Sanguino

A 36-year-old Hermiston man has been arrested for multiple allegations of sexual assault, and is being lodged in the Umatilla County Jail.

Jose Sanguino was arrested Wednesday in Boardman by the Hermiston Police Department, with assistance from Boardman Police Department.

Hermiston Police said the arrest took place after a month of investigation, and that Sanguino is suspected of having assaulted multiple victims ranging from ages 14 to 26, all of whom were known to him, between 2010 and 2017.

Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said the initial charges were rape in the first degree, sex abuse in the first degree, and unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree. He said additional charges may be forthcoming from the District Attorney’s office.

Officers said they could not release additional information yet, because detectives were concerned there were more victims who have not yet come forward.

Additional information can be reported to the Hermiston Police Department at 541-667-5095.

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