Livingston County Man Arrested for Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material

2020/2/03

GREGORY, 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 Gregory. Kyle David Sitarek, 26, was arrested on Jan. 23, and arraigned on Jan. 24.

The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cyber Tip. Further investigation led to locating a residence in Livingston County where the suspect was residing. A search warrant of the home netted internet capable devices and evidence. An arrest warrant was issued for Sitarek and he was located at his residence.

Sitarek has been charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count of possession of child sexually abusive material, accosting a child for immoral purposes and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Sitarek was arraigned on Jan. 24.

If convicted, Sitarek faces up to 20 years in prison for child sexually abusive activity, 20 years for using a computer to commit a crime, four years for possessing of child sexually abusive material, and four years for accosting a child for immoral purposes.

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.

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