Eaton County Man Arrested for Distribution and Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material
SUNFIELD, 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 Sunfield. Donald Collier, 36,
was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and arraigned on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
This arrest came at the conclusion of an investigation into a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which led to Collier’s home in Sunfield. The MSP Computer Crimes Unit executed a search warrant and seized multiple internet capable devices and other evidence.
Collier has been charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting, one count of possession of child sexually abusive material, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime. At his arraignment, Collier was issued a $25,000 cash or surety bond.
If convicted, Collier faces up seven years in prison for the charge of aggravated child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting, up to four years for the charge of possession of child sexually abusive material, and up to 10 years for each charge of using a computer to commit a crime.
The Michigan State Police’s Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children and family members about the safe use of the internet. There are many resources available to assist in keeping people safe online. The MSP ICAC Task Force provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website 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 or http://www.michiganicac.com