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Lapeer Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime

10/08/2019

LAPEER, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against
Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Dylan Robert Underwood, 26 of Lapeer, for child
sexually abusive activity, possession of child sexually abusive materials and using a computer to commit a crime.

Underwood was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home. The investigation was initiated when the Batavia, Illinois Police Department reported Underwood to be sharing child sexually abusive materials with a local resident via the internet.

Following a forensic examination of the digital evidence, Underwood was charged with two counts of aggravated child sexually abusive activity, two counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and four counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Underwood was arraigned in 71-A District Court on Friday, Oct. 4.

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.