CFD paramedic charged with indecent solicitation of girl, 11

May 4, 2012 3:17:36 PM PDT
A paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department is accused of holding sexually explicit conversations with an 11-year-old girl on facebook.

Mark Scanlon, 42, was charged with indecent solicitation of a minor and child exploitation. Prosecutors say Scanlon held conversations with the child for 9 months. The girl told family members, who called police.

Investigators say they have recovered messages from facebook accounts of both Scanlon and the child.