Goodrich Resident Arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct and Accosting Children for Immoral Purposes

2020/10/13

GOODRICH, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Ryan Michael Coates, 38 of Goodrich, for criminal sexual conduct and accosting children for immoral purposes.

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

Coates was arraigned in 67th District Court on Saturday, Oct. 10 on three counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree, four counts of criminal sexual conduct second degree, one count of attempted criminal sexual conduct second degree and one count accosting children for immoral purposes

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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