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03-29-11, 02:52 AM #1
Aurora officer arrested for sex crimes against 15-year-old runaway
Nothing like getting a fucking black eye for our profession...
FROM: Aurora officer arrested for sex crimes against 15-year-old runaway | 9news.com
AURORA - An Aurora Police officer was arrested Monday on accusations of sexually exploiting a 15-year-old girl who had run away from home.
Officer Michael Mangino of the Aurora Police Department is facing two felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
Aurora Police say Mangino allegedly had inappropriate contact with the 15-year-old runaway on March 9 while on duty. According to police, Mangino took sexually-explicit photos of her with his police-issued cell phone.
It is unclear what Mangino and the 15-year-old were doing together at The Children's Hospital in Aurora. According to the arrest warrant, Mangino gave the teen his cell phone and told her to go into the restroom and take naked pictures of herself.
"I know the officer personally. Obviously this is something any of us ever expected. I think it's safe to say he's a well-revered and respected member of the organization. I think it's safe to say this is very, very hard for all of us," Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates said.
Mangino was placed on administrative leave with pay on March 17 while the Crimes Against Children Unit investigated the crime.
Mangino turned himself into the Adams County Sheriff's Office on Monday and was released after posting $20,000 bond. After being released, he was placed on administrative leave without pay, per police department policy.
The Adams County District Attorney's office is handling the case. The Aurora Police Department will also do an internal investigation once the criminal investigation is finished.
"My message to the community is this is still a great department, and we're doing wonderful things out there by the way of service, and when on the rare, rare, rare occasion when an officer makes these kind of choices, and we find out about it, we act aggressively. This organization moved very aggressively and made a very strong case," Oates said.
Mangino has been an officer with the Aurora Police Department for 29 years. He has previously served as a DARE instructor at several elementary schools.
They are still investigating a questionable image of a young girl's buttocks.
Sean Goings, the president of the Colorado Association of DARE Officers (CADO) called the arrest of Mangino a "black-eye" for the organization. He asks that the community to not lose faith in the DARE program. Goings says CADO's officers are trying to make a positive impact on the lives of children and the allegations against one officer should not be a reflection of everyone.
Police did specify that they met with principals of schools where he taught DARE. Officials at the school said there was no evidence of inappropriate conduct. Police are concerned there are other victims and are asking parents to step forward and report suspicious encounters. These are the schools where Mangino taught DARE and the numbers concerned parents should call:
- Clyde Miller Elementary, 303-364-7918
- Vaughn Elementary, 303-366-8430
- Lyn Knoll Elementary, 303-364-8455
- Arkansas Elementary, 303-755-0323
- Eastridge Elementary, 720-747-2200
- St. Pius X, 303-364-6515
Police also said that concerned individuals can call Sergeant Joe Young with Crimes Against Children at 303-739-6093 or their generic number at 303-739-6155.
Police said there was an accusation of sexually-explicit material, including one video of a young girl, on his personal cell phone.
Police say Mangino's most recent assignment was as a police area representative, a post that focuses on problem solving, education and crime prevention.
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03-29-11, 02:55 AM #2
So why did he have her take pictures of herself?
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03-29-11, 03:10 AM #3He has previously served as a DARE instructor at several elementary schools.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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03-29-11, 09:36 AM #4
after 29yrs of service, what a way to (possibly) throw your whole career away."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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03-29-11, 09:44 AM #5
03-29-11, 09:46 AM #6
Until/unless he's convicted I don't have much to say.
Originally Posted by Herzen
03-29-11, 10:11 AM #7
Our department had a crap storm a few years ago reference the same thing. I just don't understand the thought process these morons are going through. I say catch them all and put the boot to that ass!!!!!! I also agree it just makes are profession look like shit, dammit.Swamp Mafia
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