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Constantine Man Sentenced for
Distribution of Child Pornography

08/19/2019

CONSTANTINE, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the sentencing of Paul Halcomb, 60 of Constantine, on charges of distribution of child pornography.

Halcomb’s case was prosecuted federally by the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan. He previously pleaded guilty on April 15, 2019 and was sentenced on August 12, to 15 years in federal prison.

The investigation was initiated following evidence that a person was downloading and distributing videos and images of child sexually abusive material. Investigation into the suspect’s identity led members of the ICAC Task Force to Halcomb’s residence in Constantine. Examination of the evidence showed that Halcomb was downloading and distributing images of child sexually abusive material.

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children about the safe use of the internet. The Michigan ICAC taskforce provides resources to parents to assist in keeping children safe online at http://www.michiganicac.com.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children also 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 CyberTipLine at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.