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Task Force Leader Investigated

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CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — As the former head of the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force is investigated for possible wrongdoing, central point police say there should be no impact on that unit.

Central Point Police Lt. Josh Moulin had led the High Tech Crimes Task Force since its inception, and helped agencies across Oregon investigate a number of cases of child pornography and computer crime. A week ago, Moulin resigned, after he became the target of an investigation by Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Justice investigation.

The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office asked the Department of Justice to get involved, to avoid a conflict of interest because of Moulin’s close working relationships with local authorities. D.A. Mark Huddleston would not comment on the specifics of the investigation, only that it involves possible wrongdoing.

The Central Point Police Department says there will not be any major impact on the high tech crimes task force or their current and previous investigations and that the unit is now being led by a special agent with the FBI.

The District Attorney says there’s no reason to believe this investigation will compromise any criminal investigation Moulin was involved in with the task force. The D.A. is asking the Oregon Department of Justice to find out whether Moulin broke any laws in the suspected wrongdoing, and has asked the department to prosecute the case if there were.