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News Release
Jose Rosales
Jose Rosales
Suspect Convicted Through the Assistance of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (Photo) - 02/13/18

On Monday February 12, 2018, 41-year-old Jose Rosales pled no contest to two charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree. Rosales was convicted and sentenced to approximately 7 months (210 days), with credit for time served in a Multnomah County Court.

This investigation began in 2006 when a sexual assault was reported to Portland Police. In November 2016 with the assistance of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Grant, the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Crimes Unit identified Rosales as a suspect in the 2006 sexual assault investigation.

Rosales' conviction is the first conviction stemming from the back log of untested Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits (SAFE) kits.

Rosales will be transported back to Wisconsin this month, where he will serve the remainder of his Wisconsin sentence. Rosales is now required to register as a sex offender and he will also be supervised as part of a 60-month post-prison supervision program.

In 2015, the PPB identified more than 1,700 untested kits in their inventory and has worked with the Department of Justice SAKI grant, as well as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office District Attorney of New York (DANY) Grant to organize a work team, deemed the Rose Project, and test the kits at an outside lab.

Results from the kits continue to be investigated and survivors of sexual assaults are being notified.

The PPB Sex Crime Unit continues to be victim-centered and trauma-informed. The PPB Sex Crimes Unit, a victim-centered and trauma-informed detail, encourages those who have had a SAFE kit collected prior to 2015 to contact the roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125. Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, the Rose Project will be unable to provide information to anyone except the victim listed on the police report.

For more information on the Rose Project, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/568261

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