PENDLETON - A former Athena police officer has been arraigned on child pornography charges.
Attorney General John Kroger says 37-year-old Mark B. Ashcraft pleaded innocent to multiple counts of encouraging child sexual abuse at Wednesday's hearing in Umatilla County Circuit Court. Bail was set at $200,000.
Ashcraft was charged with sexual abuse last year. Kroger says evidence of child pornography was discovered during a subsequent investigation.