Marshall Man Arrested for Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime
Marshall, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in Coldwater is announcing the arrest of Phillip Smith, 36 of Marshall, for Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime.
Smith was arrested following an investigation stemming from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) tip. The investigation showed that Smith was uploading images via an internet account, which led to a warrant for his arrest being issued.
Smith was arrested on Monday, July 27, by the MSP Fifth District Fugitive Team and arraigned on Tuesday, July 28, in 10th District Court.
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.