St. Vincent nursing assistant faces more charges

Adeladilew Aragie Mekonen is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center

Adeladilew Mekonen, September 22, 2016 (KOIN)
Adeladilew Mekonen, September 22, 2016 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A 34-year-old man who is accused of raping and sexually abusing hospital patients is due in court Friday to face additional charges.

KOIN 6 News has learned that Adeladilew Aragie Mekonen was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. The indictment accuses him of one count of first-degree sexual abuse and 7 counts of third-degree sexual abuse. The new charges stem from the ongoing investigation into Mekonen. In September, a grand jury filed a 18 count indictment against Mekonen.

The alleged crimes are said to have occurred between August and September.

Specific details of the allegations have not been disclosed by the sheriff’s office.

Mekonen is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center.