Oakland County Resident Arrested for Aggravated Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material


NOVI, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, is announcing the arrest and arraignment of Andrew Joseph Keith, 27 of Novi, for aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material.

The investigation began early this year, when police became aware of Keith possessing upwards of 50,000 files concerning child pornography. Further investigation and the execution of a search warrant at his home in Novi led to his arrest.

Keith was taken into custody on Sept. 10, by the MSP with assistance from the Novi Police Department. He was arraigned on Friday, Sept. 11, at the 52-1 District Court on five counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and five counts of using a computer to commit a crime. He was issued a $25,000 cash bond and lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

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 children safe online. The NCMEC provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website 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.