State senator files formal complaint against Sen. Kruse

Sen. Sara Gelser is calling for Sen. Jeff Kruse to be removed from the senate.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:34 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. – An Oregon state senator has filed a formal complaint against Sen. Jeff Kruse of Roseburg, calling for him to be removed from the senate.

Sen. Sara Gelser of Corvallis said at least 15 women, including her, have reported unwanted touching or other inappropriate behavior from Kruse.

Gelser said the inappropriate touching included kisses, wrapping his arms around her, and touching her legs and breasts. She said this led her to avoid Kruse.

The complaint triggers a formal investigation against him. Kruse had already been stripped of some of his powers because of the allegations.

He also came under fire recently for a video that showed him shirtless while chatting with a woman online. According to the Oregonian, he told police he was not masturbating in the video, but pretended to touch himself to investigate a suspected extortion campaign.

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