Tower Lakes police officer faces child pornography charges

  • Mark A. Paglini

    Mark A. Paglini

By Amanda Marrazzo
Shaw Media correspondent
Updated 5/29/2020 4:34 PM

A Tower Lakes police officer who lives in Salem, Wisconsin, has been charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Mark A. Paglini, 47, was arrested Wednesday after police searched his home. He is being held in the Kenosha County jail on $100,000 bond. To be released, he must post the entire bond amount, according to a jail official.


The officer, who formerly worked for the Prairie Grove and Lakemoor police departments, is set for a preliminary hearing on Friday, June 5.

Lakemoor Village President Ryan "Todd" Weihofen confirmed Paglini worked for the department for about 10 years. He said Paglini "resigned" more than two years ago for "personal reasons."

Weihofen knew little of the investigation or the charges against Paglini.

"He was one of our officers, I knew him as one of our officers," Weihofen said. "Obviously, any crime against children is unconscionable. Crimes against children cannot be tolerated, it's terrible."

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