Ingham County Man Arrested for Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes.

2021/09/24

HOLT, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, is announcing the arrest of Patrick Jon Graska, 23, for child sexually abusive activity and accosting a child for immoral purposes.

Graska was arrested following an investigation conducted alongside the Lansing Police Department. The investigation led to search warrant being executed at Graska’s residence, where several electronic devices were seized.

Graska was charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count of accosting a child for an immoral purpose, and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. Graska was arraigned in the 55th District Court on Friday, September 24. He was issued a $15,000 cash surety bond.

If convicted, Graska faces up 20 years in prison for the charge of child sexually abusive activity, 4 years in prison for accosting a child for immoral purposes, and 20 years in prison for using a computer to commit a crime.

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.