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Waltham police officer held in child porn case

Was 2011 winner in state lottery

A 20-year-veteran of the Waltham Police Department who hit it big with a $1 million lottery jackpot in 2011 is facing a child pornography charge ­after he admitted to the FBI that he sent and received ­obscene images of young girls online, according to officials and court records.

Paul Charles Manganelli Jr., 46, of Waltham, had his lottery dreams shattered Monday when he was arrested on the charge and had to appear in federal court in Boston Tuesday. He did not enter a plea and was ordered held without bail pending a detention hearing Thursday.

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