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Drug counselor charged with sexual coercion

Luis Rivas allegedly threatens to fail required evaluation if woman won't have sex.


RIVASA drug and alcohol counselor has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse and coercion after he allegedly told a 22-year-old woman he would fail her on a required drug and alcohol assessment if she did not have sex with him.

Luis Rivas, 35, was lodged in the Washington County Jail after his arrest at his Beaverton home on Friday, the same day police responded to the woman's report.

The woman provided police with evidence that substantiates her claim, according to Officer Mike Rowe, the Beaverton Police Department's spokesman.

According to Rowe, the woman told police she was doing a drug and alcohol assessment as part of a required Diversion program when the incident occurred. The evaluation was at the Serenity Lane office located at 1800 N.W. 167th Place in Beaverton, where Rivas works as program manager.

Rivas also runs his own business, Essential Evaluations, which does teen drug and alcohol consulting services.

It was not immediately clear whether this victim was a client of Serenity Lane or Rivas' own business, but the incident occurred at Serenity Lane's office, Rowe said.

Beaverton Police are concerned that there may be additional victims of similar crimes and asked potential victims or witnesses to call them at 503-629-0111. Reference Case No. 16-920832 or ask for Detective Doug Jones.