SEASIDE - The Oregon State Police has asked for public help in the case of former Seaside police officer Thomas David Cain.

Cain was arrested by OSP officers and held in the Clatsop County Jail last week after authorities received information he might be headed to Colorado, a claim denied by his court-appointed attorney.

The former police corporal was arraigned in Clatsop County Circuit Thursday on 33 charges involving sex abuse, criminal nonpayment of child support, witness tampering and official misconduct. His attorney, Mary Ann Murk, pleaded not guilty for him and the case was delayed to June so they could confer.

The court appearance followed a five-month criminal investigation led by OSP Detective Matt Beeson and a specially convened secret grand jury.

Beeson said the investigation is continuing and anyone with information about the case - or any related historical information involving Cain - is asked to contact him at (503) 325-5515 ext. 25.

The Cain case involves sexual contact with an underage Seaside High School student while on duty, according to the Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis. The witness tampering charges involve the girl, the indictment has indicated.

He is also charged with failing to pay child support for his three children. He and his wife are divorcing.


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