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Eugene officer guilty of on-duty harassment, sex abuse

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A Eugene police officer pleaded guilty to sexual harassment and sexual abuse, and investigators said some of it happened while he was on duty.

Stefan Zeltvay, 44, of Eugene, pleaded guilty Wednesday in court. He has also resigned his position with the force. He had been with the Eugene Police Department since September 1995.

Eugene police received a possible criminal complaint about Zeltvay in July 2012. During the investigation, police said they learned of additional criminal acts by Zeltvay. Those findings were forwarded to the district attorney.

The criminal investigation identified a number of women who were sexually abused or harassed by Zeltvay, according to police. The crimes occurred over a period of years, and happened while he was on duty, off duty, at social functions and during his personal time, investigators said.

Zeltvay was a patrol officer from 1995 through 2003. He then became a school resource team officer. Police said there are no sustained reports of crimes at the schools where he worked.

Zeltvay was placed on modified duty Oct. 31, 2012, and then on paid administrative leave on Dec. 20, 2012.

The Register-Guard reports Zeltvay was sentenced to 140 days in custody, but the now-former officer will not serve that time behind bars. Instead, he will wear an electronic surveillance bracelet at his home, and will only be allowed to leave at certain times of the day.

Investigators believe there could be more victims. Anyone with information can call Sgt. Scott McKee at 541-682-5144. If you are uncomfortable calling police, the police auditor is available at 541-682-5016.

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