Brooklyn Resident Arrested for Aggravated Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material, Using a Computer to Commit a Crime, and Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes.
COLUMBIA TWP, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of William Scott Canup, 30 of Brooklyn, for aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, using a computer to commit a crime, and accosting a child for immoral purposes.
Canup was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home. The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Canup was accosting a child for immoral purposes over the internet.
Following the search warrant to his residence, Canup was charged with one count of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, one count of using a computer to commit a crime, and one count accosting a child for immoral purposes. Canup was arraigned in 12th District Court on Monday, January 24.
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.