A Mount Pleasant man, who was arrested Monday for having pornographic images and videos of children at his home, is in jail.

John Maloney, 43, was arrested at 9:45 a.m. Monday at his residence in the 5700 block of Cambridge Circle. Investigators from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department — Internet Crimes Against Children Unit searched the home and found the downloaded videos and photos.

Maloney, who was convicted in 2001 of exposing his genitals to a child, told investigators that some of the images were of children 8 years and older, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Read the press release.

During an interview with investigators, Maloney told them: “I know I have an addiction of wanting to look at young girls.”

Maloney is in custody at that the Racine County on a $250,000 cash bond.

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