Rockaway Beach officer arrested in sex abuse case
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
ROCKAWAY BEACH , Ore. (AP) -- One of the three sworn officers in the Rockaway Beach Police Department has been arrested in connection with a child sexual abuse case.
KGW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/oZtG2S) that 27-year-old Aaron Clark turned himself in at the Tillamook County Jail on Tuesday. He'd been on paid administrative leave since June, when Chief Ed Wortman asked the sheriff's office to begin investigating whether Clark sent inappropriate electronic messages to a high school softball player.
Clark, who is a high school softball coach, was indicted on several charges, including encouraging child sexual abuse and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct.
Clark has been with the department since 2005. The department has three sworn police officers and two reserve officers.
It wasn't immediately clear if Clark had a lawyer.