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Ex-village administrator charged with possessing child porn

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- A former village administrator in Outagamie County is charged with possessing child pornography.

Sixty-year-old Patrick Vaile appeared in court Wednesday on 16 felony counts.

Vaile resigned as Hortonville village administrator earlier Wednesday.

According to the complaint, an agent from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation received a tip about Vaile.

Investigators met Vaile at his home and were allowed to search his computer. But the complaint says Vaile was seen removing a flash drive from the computer. After investigators searched the flash drive and computer, they found nearly 170 images of child pornography.

A public defender appeared with Vaile in court, but Vaile was told he doesn't qualify for a public defender and will have to hire his own attorney.

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