TriMet Station In Hillsboro: Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman 

Eduardo Guillermo Madrid-Roque, a 29-year-old man, is facing multiple felony assault charges after allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at a TriMet station in Hillsboro. The incident occurred in June 2023 and came to light after an investigation by Washington County prosecutors.

Madrid-Roque was arrested in early April and recently appeared in front of a judge in Washington County. According to court documents, the incident took place when a 63-year-old woman, who remains unidentified, arrived at Portland International Airport (PDX) for her grandson’s graduation. While traveling from California, the woman consumed a newly prescribed medication along with a glass of wine. Unfortunately, she had an unexpected reaction to the combination, causing her to become heavily intoxicated.

Upon arriving at the Hillsboro Transit Center around 8 p.m., TriMet surveillance cameras captured the woman exiting the bus and sitting down on the sidewalk. She appeared visibly impaired and later laid down on the sidewalk, removing her pants.

Around 9:15 p.m., Madrid-Roque arrived at the transit center and noticed the unconscious woman on the ground. Prosecutors allege that he sexually assaulted her repeatedly for approximately 30 minutes. Madrid-Roque paused his actions when other individuals passed by the area but resumed once they left. At around 9:45 p.m., he left the scene on a bus.

The woman remained unconscious until 10:40 p.m. when transit police arrived and transported her to the hospital. She had no recollection of the assault but contacted TriMet the following day to track down items she had lost that night. It was during this interaction that security footage was reviewed, leading to the discovery of the assault.

DNA evidence collected from the woman’s clothing has been matched to Madrid-Roque. He is expected to appear in court next Wednesday, where prosecutors will argue for his detention until the trial. Madrid-Roque has a prior criminal history, including charges of resisting arrest in 2019, and has been convicted twice for felony assault charges. He also has a conviction for public indecency.

TriMet, the transportation agency responsible for the TriMet station, has expressed its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of its passengers. The agency plans to increase its presence by adding more personnel dedicated to safety and security with the approval of their 2025 budget.