Grand Blanc Resident Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Sexually Abusive Material and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime

2021/11/01

GRAND BLANC, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Ryne Edward Schafer, 33 of Grand Blanc, for possession and distribution of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.

Schafer 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 Schafer accessed files of child sexually abusive material on the internet.

Following the search warrant to his residence, Schafer was charged with two counts of possession of child sexually abusive material, one count of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive material, and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Schafer was arraigned in 67th District Court on Friday, October 29.

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.