Christopher Warren in court in April on food stamp fraud charges.
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -
A Beaverton police officer already facing charges of food stamp fraud is now accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old child.
The SWAT team was called out to a Vancouver home Wednesday, leading to the arrest of Christopher Warren.
It all began unfolding around 3:20 p.m. on the 9200 block of Northeast 14th Way.
Detectives from the Children's Justice Center utilized the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team to serve a warrant at a home.
Warren, 33, was arrested at the scene. He is charged with rape of a child.
"My kids have frequented overnights there on different occasions, many times," said neighbor Ben Ruth. "And we just never would have thought anything like this. It's just mind-blowing actually, just really mind-blowing."
Ruth said Warren was living with a woman and several children.
The Beaverton Police Department confirmed Wednesday he is an officer on the force.
Warren, however, was already on paid administrative leave. He was arrested in April, accused of lying to get food stamps from the state of Oregon, when he actually lived in Vancouver. He pleaded not guilty in court and was released from custody.
In January 2011, the Beaverton Police Department confirms Warren was fired because investigators thought Warren knew a friend was sexually abusing three girls under the age of 14 six years earlier but refused to report it. An arbitrator disagreed, and he was reinstated to desk duty in October of that same year.
Warren is now back behind bars without bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court Thursday morning.
Fox 12 viewers reported seeing heavy police activity in a parking lot nearby off Interstate 205 Wednesday afternoon, but police said it was used as a staging area and no shoppers were threatened.
Warren will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday.
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