The Associated Press

MEDFORD — A former police lieutenant who led the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force has been charged with official misconduct and computer crime.

Josh Moulin was arraigned Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court. A felony charge outlined in the indictment alleges Moulin altered, damaged or destroyed a computer or software, while the misdemeanor charge alleges that he knowingly used, accessed or attempted to access a computer, software or data on a system.

The official misconduct charge alleges Moulin illegally used his position as a public servant while committing the crimes, according to the indictment.

Moulin said he’s innocent. He told the Mail Tribune newspaper that he believes the charges stem from the way he returned a Central Point Police Department-issued laptop computer after he was placed on paid administrative leave two years ago.