Holt Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Material


HOLT, 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 Holt. Eric Reed, 48, was arrested and arraigned on 8/22/19.

The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tip. Further investigation led to locating a residence in Ingham County where the suspect was residing. A search warrant of the home and Reed’s business netted multiple internet capable devices and evidence. An arrest warrant was issued for Reed and he subsequently turned himself in.

Reed has been charged with one count of Child Sexually Abusive Activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and three counts of possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material. Reed was arraigned on all counts on August 22nd, 2019 and issued a cash or surety bond of $10,000.

If convicted, Reed faces up to twenty years in prison for child sexually abusive activity, four to twenty years for using a computer to commit a crime and four years in prison for the counts of possessing child sexually abusive material.

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 NCMEC provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at http://www.missingkids.org.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.