29 year Aurora Police veteran Michael Mangino turned himself in today to Aurora detectives. The Denver Post is reporting that Mangino has been charged with “two counts of felony exploitation of a child, one count felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.” Mangino is out on a 20k bond. The allegations are in regards to an incident that occurred on March 9, 2011, during a contact with a 15 year old runaway. Investigators are saying that explicit photos of the girl have been found on Mangino’s phone. Additional photos were taken by mangino in a school classroom and are of a underage female’s buttocks. Horrifyingly, Mangino has worked in several elementary schools as a D.A.R.E. officer.
- Michael Mangino, Photo courtesy of Denver Post
Apparently the D.A.R.E. program is a cesspool of creeping scoundrels. Aurora police Sgt. Spellman (Coordinator of the D.A.R.E. program) was arrested on December 17, 2010 on charges of child pornography out of El Paso County.
This is some shameful shit and there is little to say. Colorado law enforcement agencies have a systemic problem of employing sexual predators. If there is one thing that can piss off everyone it is child molesting pigs. Click here and here for other current cases regarding Colorado lawmen sexually abusing Colorado citizenry.
Our condolences to the victim and we will post updates as they come in