State police: Former trooper under investigation but not under arrest

EUGENE, Ore. - A former Oregon State Police trooper is under investigation as part of an international child pornography case centered in Toronto, state police confirmed Friday.

Reports credited to the CBC in Toronto on Thursday indicated "among the arrests were ... an Oregon state trooper."

"Friday morning, U.S Postal Inspection Service was contacted and confirmed the person referenced to as 'an Oregon state trooper' has not been arrested," Lt. Gregg Hastings said. "That individual is no longer employed by the Oregon State Police."

State police declined to identify the former trooper but said he worked for Oregon State Police for 12 years. He was placed on administrative leave October 12, 2012, and resigned January 31, 2013.

"OSP has no knowledge of any criminal activity associated with the investigation occurring on duty," Hastings said.

Hastings said the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed the investigation related to the former trroper is ongoing. No warrant or charges have been issued.