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Illinois police officer who lives in Salem, Wisconsin charged with 10 counts of possession of child porn

Mark Paglini

Mark Paglini

SALEM — An Illinois police officer who lives in Salem, Wisconsin faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force announced Thursday, May 28.

He was identified as Mark Paglini.

Officials said a search warrant was executed at Paglini’s Salem home on Wednesday, May 27, and he was later arrested and booked into the Kenosha County Jail.

DOJ officials noted in a news release, “as in any criminal proceeding, Paglini is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

This investigation was led by the ICAC Task Force at the DOJ, with assistance from U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Ontario Provincial Police, Tower Lakes Police Department (Illinois), Prairie Grove Police Department (Illinois) and Lake County Sheriff’s Office (Illinois).

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