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Former Myrtle Creek Police chief arrested in porn investigation
  Wednesday October 9, 2013 - 4:29 PM
ROSEBURG, Oregon — Douglas County authorities arrested a retired policeman accused of having child pornography in his home.

Leland Benson was booked into the county jail on suspicion of encouraging child sex abuse.

The sheriff's office says it served a searched warrant Tuesday at Benson's home in the unincorporated community of Rice Hill. Investigators searched computers and other electronic devices for images of children depicted in sexually explicit conduct.

The 67-year-old Benson spent 25 years with the Coos Bay Police Department and later came out of retirement to reorganize the Sutherlin Police Department and spend five months as the Myrtle Creek police chief before retiring again in 2000.

Photo: 67-year-old Leland Benson, former police chief of Myrtle Creek, Oregon

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