KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — An active-duty sergeant in the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is facing charges of sexual abuse and harassment in Lane County.
The Herald and News reports Benjamin Scheen is accused of touching a Klamath Falls woman inappropriately and without her consent.
Court documents filed in April with the Lane County Circuit Court show Scheen has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
The charges were filed after a woman engaged to a former Klamath County deputy alleged that Scheen touched her inappropriately at a bar in Eugene.
Scheen has pleaded not guilty to both charges. A Klamath County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says Scheen’s duties “remain modified throughout the investigation.”