Marne Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity

2022/03/03

MARNE, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, is announcing the arrest of Benjamin Andrew Baine, 42 of Marne, for child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.

Baine was arrested following an undercover investigation into his online activity. A search of his residence resulted in evidence being seized.

Baine was charged with two counts aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of aggravated distribution of child sexually abusive material. He was arraigned in 58th District Court on Thursday, March 3rd.

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.