Flint Resident Arrested for Distribution and Aggravated Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material

2021/10/15

FLINT, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Aaron Thomas Torpey, 38 of Flint, for aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting

Torpey surrendered himself to the court following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home. The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Torpey accessed files of child sexually abusive material on the Internet.

Following the search warrant to his residence, Torpey was charged with one count of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting. Torpey was arraigned in 67th District Court on October 13, 2021.

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.