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Arrest fuels investigation of sex abuse at former Hillsboro daycare

In the wake of investigating a sex abuse case from 2001 at a Hillsboro daycare center, Beaverton police arrested Hillsboro resident Richard Alexander, 50, on June 5.

Alexander was jailed on allegations of first-degree sexual penetration and first-degree sex abuse of a male child. On Tuesday, a Washington County grand jury indicted Alexander on those charges, and he remains lodged in the Washington County Jail.

The alleged crimes occurred in 2001 at a 24-hour daycare center in Hillsboro run at the time by Alexander's wife, said Mike Rowe, public information officer with the Beaverton Police Department.

Police interviewed the 16-year-old boy and his mother about the abuse. The boy said when he was 5 he was sexually abused by the husband of his daycare provider, implicating Alexander, on overnight stays at the in-home daycare, Rowe said.

Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying other children who attended the daycare business - run with no business name out of a two-story house near Southwest Minter Bridge Road and Southwest River Road in Hillsboro - between 1991 and 2006.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.