Allegan Man Arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct and Child Sexually Abusive Activity

2020/4/20

SAUGATUCK, MICH. An investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a man from Saugatuck. Justin Williams, 26 years old, was arrested at his residence in Saugatuck on April 18, 2020, following the execution of a search warrant. In addition to seizing evidence and arresting Williams, detectives also effected the rescue of two minor children who were at the residence with Williams at the time. The investigation resulted in Williams being charged with multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct (victim under 13), Manufacturing Child Sexually Abusive Activity, and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime.

The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) tip, which included images of child sexually abusive material. Further investigation led to the identification of the suspect and the two minor children he was abusing. Justin Williams was arraigned today on all charges at the Allegan County Court. He is currently lodged at the Allegan County Jail.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), ICAC Task Force, was assisted by members of the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, Department of Health and Human Services, and Detectives from the MSP Wayland Post.

The MSP CCU encourages parents to speak to their children about the safe use of the internet. There are many resources available to parents to assist in keeping children safe online. The NCMEC provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at http://www.missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at http://www.michiganicac.com.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, please report it to the Cyber Tip Line at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.

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