(Salem, OR) -- State Representative Diego Hernandez is the subject of a sexual harassment investigation by the Oregon Legislature. A House Committee is investigating after seven women accused the East Portland Democrat of sexual harassment. The House Committee has ordered Hernandez to have no contact with the women. He has taken a leave of absence from his legislative duties. Hernandez released a statement that reads in part, "I have no idea what the concerns raised are or by whom. Due process matters. I asked that people withhold judgement until the investigation is complete."