A Tower Lakes police officer was arrested on Wisconsin charges of child pornography when he arrived to the police station for work on Wednesday.
Mark A. Paglini, 47, of the 9400 block of 276th Avenue in Salem, Wisconsin, was charged with ten counts of possession of child pornography.
Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Paglini’s residence in Salem, Wisconsin on Wednesday and evidence of child pornography was found in his possession, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Sources told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that Paglini was taken into custody after he arrived for work at the Tower Lakes Police Department on Wednesday.
He was transported to the Kenosha County Jail where he remains held on a $100,000 bond. He will have to post the entire bond in order to be released.
Paglini formerly worked as a police officer at the Lakemoor Police Department which he left in 2018. He also previously worked at the Prairie Grove Police Department near Crystal Lake.
If Paglini is able to post bond, he will be ordered to have no contact with any children under the age of 18. He will also not be able to use the internet or have contact with any minor female relatives, court records show.
The investigation is led by the ICAC Task Force at Wisconsin DOJ, with assistance from U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario Provincial Police, Tower Lakes Police Department, Prairie Grove Police Department and Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.