September 2, 2022
CLARKSVILLE — A former Clarksville police officer has been charged with child pornography offenses, allegedly mishandling evidence that led to prosecutors dropping a case against a sex offender.
Authorities allege Michael William Tobin Jr., 34, was an officer on the city department in 2021 and early 2022 when he showed a minor sexually explicit images and videos that included images of nude children that were evidence in a pending criminal case.
Tobin had been a lieutenant with the Clarksville Police Department, according to court records.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office was notified March 4, and Tobin's employment with the city ended the following day.
On Thursday, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation announced it charged Tobin with multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a minor, and eight counts of misdemeanor sexual exploitation of a minor. Bond was set at $45,000
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