Eagle Point resident Dennis Vickoren, 58, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court to 30 felony counts of encouraging child sexual abuse for allegedly disseminating, duplicating and possessing child pornography.

Eagle Point resident Dennis Vickoren, 58, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court to 30 felony counts of encouraging child sexual abuse for allegedly disseminating, duplicating and possessing child pornography.

Last summer, Ashland police began investigating Vickoren and James Auchincloss, half-brother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, in connection with child pornography.

A grand jury indicted Auchincloss on Aug. 25 of 25 felony counts of encouraging child sexual abuse. Vickoren was indicted the same day.

Auchincloss, 62, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he had possessed and duplicated child pornography.

Both men are represented by defense attorney Carl Caplan. Both have been released on their own recognizance, court records show.

In October, police searched Auchincloss' and Vickoren's homes and found graphic images of young boys, according to search warrant affidavits.

Because of a backlog of computer crime cases, the task force took more than eight months to analyze the 48 pieces of electronic equipment seized.

Deputy District Attorney David Hoppe cautioned that although the cases have been open for more than a year, the legal proceedings are far from over.

Both men have agreed through their lawyer to have no contact with minors, not leave the state without permission from the court and to adhere to other standard release procedures.

A pre-trial hearing for both cases has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26.