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Detectives Seek Additional Victims in Abuse Investigation (Photo) - 03/01/24

In February 2024, Violent Crimes Unit detectives with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office began investigating 23-year-old Marquise D. Brazile for numerous crimes against more than one underage victim.

During that investigation, detectives found evidence showing Brazile had assaulted and strangled an underage girl in Washington County on multiple occasions, in addition to threatening her with a gun. Brazile had also created and shared explicit videos of that person.

Detectives tracked Brazile to a house in Gresham, where he was arrested by the East Metro SWAT team on February 22. Detectives searched the house after a judge approved a warrant, and found a stolen handgun connected to Brazile. He was booked into the Washington County Jail that evening, where he remains in custody.

On February 28, a Washington County grand jury indicted Brazile on the following charges:

  • Using child in display of sexually explicit conduct (two counts)
  • Encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree (two counts)
  • Sexual abuse in the second degree (two counts)
  • Attempted unlawful possession of a machine gun
  • Felon in possession of a firearm (two counts)
  • Unlawful use of a weapon (firearm)
  • Strangulation (two counts)
  • Menacing
  • Assault in the fourth degree

Brazile is additionally being held on a Multnomah County parole violation warrant.

Detectives learned Brazile has been the subject of police investigations in many local communities, including Portland, Gresham, and Beaverton. Brazile has been connected to multiple shootings and serious assaults, as well as numerous statutory rape cases, and detectives believe there are additional victims. Brazile has stayed at addressees in Portland, Gresham, Bethany, Beaverton, and Vancouver.

If you have information about any cases involving Brazile or know about other potential victims, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the Portland Police Bureau, the Gresham Police Department, and the East Metro SWAT team for their help during the investigation.

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