Ann Arbor Man
Child Sexually Abusive Material
ANN ARBOR, MICH. An investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes
Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrest of an Ann Arbor man. Brian Christopher
Himlin, 50, was arraigned on Friday, Aug. 16.
The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tip. Further investigation led to a residence in Ann Arbor where Himlin was living. A search of the home netted multiple internet capable devices and evidence.
Himlin has been charged with one count of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.
If convicted, Himlin faces up to10 years in prison for aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and four years for possession of child sexually abusive material.
The MSP Computer Crimes Unit 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 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at http://www.missingkids.org.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CybeTipline at