After being indicted on two child pornography charges, Allen Mayor Pro Tem Gary Caplinger has resigned. According to Todd Shapiro, the pressure came very shortly after Caplinger was arrested. Shapiro quickly began receiving calls and texts from other Allen officials, asking for Caplinger to step down.
In a news release, the city announced that the resignation would be finalized during a council meeting on February 23rd, 2021. According to The Dallas Morning News, “Caplinger, 56, was booked on one count of possession of child pornography and one count of possession with intent to promote child pornography.”.
Because the case did not originate with Allen police, city officials were shocked to learn of Caplinger’s arrest. According to jail records, the incidents appear to have occurred in August 2019, and March 2020.
Original Article: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2021/02/18/allen-mayor-pro-tem-gary-caplinger-resigns-after-arrest-on-child-pornography-charges/
Source: The Dallas Morning News