Smith Scheduled For September 26 Court Appearance

A Hood River County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested on a number of charges, including third degree sexual abuse, is scheduled to appear in Hood River Circuit Court on September 26.  According to Hood River County Sheriff Matt English, Deputy Marc Smith was arrested on Friday by the Oregon State Police and charged with two counts of third degree sexual abuse, two counts of private indecency, one count of public indecency, and luring a minor.  Smith was lodged at NORCOR, but is no longer listed on the facility’s inmate roster.  In his statement, English said he was notified of incident involving Smith and serious misconduct unrelated to the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, and immediately placed him on administrative leave and asked the OSP to conduct an investigation.  English said the charges against Smith are all related to off-duty conduct, but did not elaborate further due to the sensitive nature of the on-going investigation.  The case has been referred to the Crook County District Attorney’s office for prosecution.

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