Springfield Man Arrested for
Child Sexually Abusive Activity


SPRINGFIELD, 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 Springfield. Paul Larson, 53, was arrested and arraigned on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The investigation stemmed from a found property complaint by Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office. The found property contained images of child sexually abusive material. Further investigation led to locating a residence in Calhoun where the suspect was living. An interview of the suspect was conducted and confirmed ownership of the property. An arrest warrant was issued for Larson and he subsequently turned himself in.

Larson has been charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and one count of possession of child sexually abusive material.

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 & Exploited Children (NCMEC) provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at http://www.missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at https://www.michiganicac.com/.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.