VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Beaverton police officer with a history of run-ins is on the wrong side of the law again. This time he’s accused of raping a 5-year-old child.
Officer Chris Warren was fired once but the city of Beaverton gave him his job back. The reason he’s kept his job is he has never been convicted of anything.
Warren, 33, was in a Clark County courtroom Thursday morning to face the charge of rape of a child. He lives in Vancouver but works in Beaverton.
He’s being kept separately from other inmates at the Clark County Jail for his own protection. The judge told him he can’t be released from jail before his trial because the charges against him are too severe. The judge set bail at $250,000.
Last month he was in a Washington County courtroom accused of using food stamps he didn’t qualify for. Those cases are just starting.
But four years ago Warren was put on leave. He was investigated for inappropriately touching a girl when he himself was a teenager. He was never charged.
But Warren was fired in 2011 after allegations he didn’t report his friend for suspected child abuse. Then later that year the city of Beaverton gave him his job back after Warren and the union appealed his firing.
In total, Warren has been accused four times but has never been convicted.