VANCOUVER -- A Beaverton police officer pleaded not guilty in a Clark County Court Thursday to the sexual assault of a 5-year-old child.

Christopher Warren, 33, was arrested by SWAT officers last month and booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of first-degree rape of a child.

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Warren was released on bond. His next hearing is scheduled for July 9.

In 2009, Multnomah County investigators looked into allegations of inappropriate touching of a minor dating back to when Warren was a teen. The case was dropped when the alleged victim declined to cooperate.

A year later, Warren was accused of failing to report a crime after a friend was convicted of child sex abuse. He was fired and then reinstated.

In April, Warren pleaded not guilty to unlawfully obtaining public assistance, unlawfully obtaining food stamps and theft.

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Warren has been on paid administrative leave. Beaverton police Officer Mike Rowe said an internal investigation of Warren was ongoing.

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