Hood River deputy indicted for luring, sex abuse

The deputy resigned after he was arrested in September

Hood River deputy Marc Smith was arrested on September 9, 2016. (HRSO)
Hood River deputy Marc Smith was arrested on September 9, 2016. (HRSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Marc Alan Smith was indicted on Nov. 18, according to court records, but the indictment was unsealed on Wednesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, on September 9, Smith was arrested for crimes relating to off-duty conduct.

The indictment charges Smith with one count each of luring a minor, third-degree sexual abuse, second-degree invasion of personal privacy, second-degree online sexual corruption of a child and first-degree official misconduct. Smith is also accused of two counts of private indecency.

According to the indictment, in late summer 2016, Smith communicated with a minor female for the purpose of encouraging her to engage in sexual conduct. He also is accused exposing himself, touching the minor’s breast and recording a movie and taking a picture of the girl while she had “a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Prosecutors allege that Smith used a cellphone belonging to the sheriff’s office to make a recording of the female while she was in a state of nudity.

The search warrant and probable cause affidavit filed in the case have been sealed.

Smith is scheduled for his arraignment on Nov. 28.

Hood River County Sheriff Matt English told KOIN 6 News on Wednesday that he could not comment on the allegations.

English confirmed that Smith resigned about a week after being arrested.