Man accused of sexually abusing child in Lane County

James Hassler was previously convicted of sex abuse in 1988.

Posted: Oct 22, 2018 7:26 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2018 7:38 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. – A man is accused of sexually abusing a boy in Lane County, and he’s been convicted of the same charge before.

Prosecutors said James Hassler abused a boy under 14 years old between 2013 and 2014.

Hassler made his first court appearance Monday and did not enter a plea.

He will be back in court Nov. 26 for a pre-trial conference.

In 1988, Hassler was convicted of sex abuse and sentenced to 90 days in jail and six years of probation.

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