Klamath Co. Sheriff’s Office sergeant charged with sexual abuse, harassment

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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.”

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