East Lansing Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity

2020/09/18

EAST LANSING, MICH. An investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a man from East Lansing. Sean David Conrade, 48, turned himself in and was arraigned on September 16, in East Lansing.

The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) cyber tip. Further investigation led to locating a residence in Ingham County where Conrade resided. A search of the home netted internet capable devices and evidence containing child sexually abusive material (CSAM). An arrest warrant was issued for Conrade out of Ingham County.

Conrade has been charged with one count of child sexually abusive material-aggravated possession, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, and two counts of possession of child sexually abusive material.

If convicted, Conrade faces up to ten years in prison for child sexually abusive material-aggravated possession, ten years for each count of using a computer to commit a crime, and four years for each count of possession of child sexually abusive material.

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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