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Ingham County Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Material

10/07/2019

INGHAM COUNTY, 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 Ingham County. Juston Johnson, 30, was arrested and arraigned on Sept. 26, 2019.

The arrest came at the conclusion of an investigation into the online trading of child sexually abusive material using peer-to-peer networks. The investigation led to Johnson’s home in Ingham County. A search warrant executed at the residence yielded multiple internet capable devices and other evidence. After the seized evidence was examined, an arrest warrant was issued for Johnson. He turned himself in on Sept. 26.

Johnson has been charged with aggravated distribution/promotion of child sexually abusive material, aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, and two counts of use of a computer to commit a crime.

If convicted, Johnson faces up to 15 years in prison for the charge of aggravated distribution/promotion of child sexually abusive material, up to 10 years in prison for the charge of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, and up to 10 years in prison for each count of use of a computer to commit a crime.

The MSP CCU 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 & Exploited Children (NCMEC) provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at http://www.missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at https://www.michiganicac.com/.

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