Battle Creek Man Arrested for Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime

2020/7/22

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in Coldwater is announcing the arrest of Jay Reil, 34 of Battle Creek, for Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime.

Reil was arrested following an investigation stemmed from a National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) tip. The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Reil was conversing with a minor female for sexual purposes, and sharing/receiving explicit photos via the internet.

Reil was arrested on 7/20/20 and arraigned on 7/21/20 with the 10th District Court in Calhoun County.

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. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at http://www.michiganicac.com.

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

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