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Newberry Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Material

01/14/2020

NEWBERRY, 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 Newberry. Glenn Sutton, 46, was arrested Monday, Jan. 13, and arraigned on 35 charges today, Tuesday, Jan. 14.

The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cyber Tip. Further investigation led to identifying Sutton and locating his residence in Luce County. A search warrant executed at his home netted multiple internet capable devices and evidence.

Sutton has been charged with two counts of child sexually abusive activity-aggravated distribution, nine counts of child sexually abusive activity-aggravated possession, five counts of child sexually abusive activity-distribution, one count of child sexually abusive activity-possession, and 18 counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Sutton was released on a personal recognizance bond.

If convicted, Sutton faces 15 years in prison for the aggravated distribution of child sexually abusive activity, 10 years in prison for the aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, seven years in prison for the distribution of child sexually abusive activity, four years in prison for the possession of child sexually abusive activity, and up to 20 years in prison for using a computer to commit a crime.

The MSP continues to investigate whether additional crimes were committed. Please contact the Computer Crimes Unit at 877-642-9237 if you have information to share.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children and family members about the 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 or http://www.michiganicac.com