According to KCBS News, Santa Monica police took Eric Uller into custody in October after an investigation on a child sexual abuse claim that reaches into the 1980s. He is being held on $750,000 bail, and is charged with a number of crimes including lewd acts upon a child, oral copulation of an individual under the age of 18, and continuous sexual abuse. In California, all of these crimes are felonies.
More Potential Victims
While the number of victims involved in this case has not been disclosed, it is clear police think more may be out there. They have asked those with information on the case or those who may know other victims to come forward.
A Police Activities League Volunteer
While it is not clear exactly how many victims may be part of this case, what is clear is that the abuse occurred while Uller was working as a volunteer with the Police Activities League. In his work, he had access to multiple victims, and the charges stem from his work with the league. He was a volunteer from 1986 to 1995. The LA County District Attorney’s Office has said the victims involved in the case were between 12 and 16 years of age when the abuse occurred.
An Anonymous Tip
The investigation into Uller’s behavior began in the summer of 2018 when an anonymous tip was phoned into Santa Monica police. The Los Angeles County Special Victims Bureau then got involved in the investigation at the request of the Santa Monica police department, and other victims were located.
Uller Placed on Administrative Leave
Uller currently serves as a systems analyst for the city of Santa Monica. He was taken into custody whiel at his job, and the city has now placed him on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. He has pleaded not guilty in the case and is scheduled to return to court in mid-November. The investigation into the case, though, continues.