Gladstone Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Material

2020/1/16

GLADSTONE, 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 Gladstone. Corey Savola, 43, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 15, and arraigned on 10 charges today, Thursday, Jan. 16.

The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cyber Tip. Further investigation led to locating a residence in Delta County where Savola was residing. A search warrant of the home netted multiple internet capable devices and evidence. An arrest warrant was issued for Savola and he was arrested by the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

Savola has been charged with four counts of child sexually abusive activity-aggravated possession, one count of child sexually abusive activity-possession and five counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Savola was arraigned on all counts and issued a cash or surety bond of $400,000.

If convicted, Savola faces 10 years in prison for the aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, four years in prison for the possession of child sexually abusive material and up to 20 years in prison for using a computer to commit a crime.

The MSP 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.

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