Former Coach Sentenced for Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Eugene basketball coach will spend nearly 17 years in prison for sex abuse. That was the sentence handed down to Marvin Harley Thursday by a Lane County Judge. Harley was convicted of raping an underage girl who lived in his home between 2000 and 2002. During that same time, he … Continue reading »

Seventh-day Adventist Facing Lawsuit

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — The Seventh-day Adventist Church is under fire, facing a major lawsuit involving sexual abuse allegations. Two men who grew up in Veneta filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court Tuesday claiming they were sexually abused by a youth leader and the church looked the other way. The two alleged victims … Continue reading »

Jury Finds Schley Guilty Of Sexual Abuse

EUGENE, Ore. —  A twelve person jury found former Willamette High School athletic trainer Timothy Schley guilty on three counts of sexual abuse in the second degree. Schley is charged with sexual abuse for having oral sex with a student athlete from Willamette High School who he allegedly had a relationship with for three months. … Continue reading »

Winston Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse

WINSTON, Ore. — Deputies in Winston say a man has been arrested for sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl for the last four years. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the girl’s mother reported the abuse on Saturday. After investigating, deputies arrested 63-year-old Dennis Burkhert for first degree sexual abuse. They say Burkhert knew the victim … Continue reading »

Former Officer Convicted of Sex Crimes

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Eugene police officer pleaded guilty in court Wednesday and was then convicted of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Stefan Zeltvay resigned from the force after he pleaded guilty to six sex crimes that occurred between 2010 and 2013. Some of the victims showed up in court Wednesday and got a … Continue reading »

Cheer Coach Convicted of Sex Abuse

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A former cheerleading coach, convicted of molesting an under-aged girl, was convicted again, this time for sexually abusing a young girl. A judge sentenced him to 35 months in prison. Chained in metal shackles, David Chatman sat quietly throughout his sentencing at the Benton County Circuit Courthouse, except to apologize. “I’m sorry … Continue reading »

Man Pleads Guilty of Sexual Harassment

EUGENE, Ore. — A man who sexually abused a foreign exchange student he was hosting won’t spend any more time behind bars. Instead, on Friday morning, a Lane County judge sentenced Ronald Norton to two years on probation for sexual harassment. He also won’t be able to get the charge off his record until 2027. … Continue reading »