Former Lane County deputy found guilty of sex abuse

A judge will set Mathew Hitson’s sentencing date on Wednesday.

Posted: Jun 24, 2019 4:35 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A former Lane County deputy accused of raping a woman has been found guilty on lesser charges of second and third-degree sex abuse.

A judge will set Mathew Hitson’s sentencing date on Wednesday.

He is also facing six other charges involving two other alleged victims. Those cases will be tried together in September.

Hitson worked in the Lane County Jail before he was fired.

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