Chassell Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity
CHASSELL, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Kyle Edward Britz, 18 of Chassell, for child sexually abusive activity, child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.
The investigation was initiated when a cyber tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Evidence led to a residence in Houghton County where Britz resided. A search warrant was executed at the residence, and digital evidence was seized.
Following a forensic examination of the digital evidence, Britz was charged with six counts of using a computer to commit a crime, three counts of child sexually abusive material-aggravated possession, and three counts of of child sexually abusive activity-aggravated. Britz was arraigned in 97th District Court on Wednesday, July. 20.
If convicted, Britz faces up to 25 years in prison for the child sexually abusive activity-aggravated, 10 years for the child sexually abusive material-aggravated possession, and 20 years or more or life for using a computer to commit a crime.
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.