Jackson Resident Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity

2022/08/02

JACKSON, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Mark Daniel Sanders, 34, of Jackson, for child sexually abusive activity, and using a computer to commit a crime.

The case began with the ICAC Task Force investigating users of a peer-to-peer file sharing network for sharing child sexually abusive material. Evidence obtained by the task force led to a residence in Jackson where Sanders resided. A search warrant was executed at the residence and digital evidence was seized.

Following the search of the residence, Sanders was arrested and charged with two counts of child sexually abusive activity, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Sanders was arraigned in the 12th District Court on Saturday, July 30.

Child sexually abusive activity is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Use of a computer to commit a crime is an additional felony punishable by 20 years in prison. Sanders was previously convicted of possessing child sexually abusive material in 2019.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children and family members about safe use of the internet. There are many resources available to assist in keeping people safe online. The MSP ICAC Task Force provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website 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.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit frequently investigates offenders who do not use their real names online. Because of this anonymity, news outlets should contact the Jackson County Jail or D/Sgt. Gladney to obtain a photograph of Sanders.