Caseville Resident Arrested for Aggravated Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime

2021/02/17

CASEVILLE, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Fredrick Lee Venturino, 63 of Caseville, for aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.

Venturino was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home. The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Venturino was viewing child sexually abusive materials on the internet.

Following the search warrant to his residence, Venturino was charged with two counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. Venturino was arraigned in 73B District Court on Thursday, February 11.

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.