- Associated Press - Friday, April 3, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A former Eugene, Oregon, police officer has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to nearly two dozen charges that included child pornography counts and invading the privacy of fellow officers.

The Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene reports (https://is.gd/YSx5gq) that Jeffrey Argo’s plea and sentencing came Thursday in Bend’s Deschutes County Circuit Court. The charges related to crimes in four counties: Lane, Deschutes, Clackamas and Marion.

Authorities say the privacy invasion charges include crimes committed when Argo installed miniature mobile video cameras in the Eugene police men’s restroom and filmed at least six officers urinating. He then uploaded the videos to an Internet file storage service.

Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns told the court that Argo’s bizarre behavior violated the police department’s trust.

The 41-year-old Eugene resident’s lawyer says his client has a severe sexual addition. Argo was hired in Eugene in 2012 and resigned in mid-2014.

Argo tearfully apologized in court.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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