Santa Monica Employee Charged with Child Sexual Abuse, Pleads Not Guilty

Eric Uller. Photo: Santa Monica Police Department (Facebook).

Eric Uller faces three counts of lewd acts upon a child, two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18 and one count of continuous sexual abuse.

By Sam Catanzaro

Eric Uller, the 50-year-old City of Santa Monica employee, has been charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with sexually abusing four boys when he was a volunteer at the Santa Monica Police Activities League, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

According to Deputy District Attorney Karen Montoya, Uller a resident of Marina del Rey and a Principal Technology Analyst with the City’s Information Systems Department, faces three counts of lewd acts upon a child, two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18 and one count of continuous sexual abuse.

Uller pleaded not guilty to these charges today and is scheduled to return to court on November 15 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.

The charges alleged that Uller sexually abused the victims between the ages of 12 and 16 years old from 1986 to 1995, the prosecutor said.

Bail is set at $750,000. If Uller is convicted as charged, he faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 23 years in state prison.

This case is ongoing and anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau toll-free tip line at (877) 710-5273.