Council candidate arrested on child porn charges


An Evanston City Council candidate is in custody after he was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of manufacturing and possessing child pornography.

According to a press release issued by the Evanston Police Department, officers have been actively investigating Maurizio Mariotti since spring after “receiving a complaint from a now-adult female victim.”

Mariotti was arrested this morning on five counts of manufacturing child pornography and 10 counts of possessing child pornography.

Mariotti faces a minimum of five years and maximum of 12 years for each of the five manufacturing charges, and zero to 10 years for each of the 15 possession charges.

EPD investigators, with help from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Division, were able to compile the evidence against Mariotti for charges to be filed through the Uinta County Attorney’s Office, according to the release.

Mariotti will be on Nov. 6 ballot, where he's facing incumbent David Welling in Ward 3.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

More In Homepage