Flushing Resident Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime


FLUSHING, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Kevin Patrick Quarles, 44 of Flushing, for child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit a crime.

Quarles was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home. The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Quarles was sharing child sexually abusive materials on the internet.

Following a forensic examination of the digital evidence, Quarles was charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. Quarles was arraigned in 67th District Court today, Thursday, Feb. 6.

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.