Sturgis Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity Investigation Finds Exploitation of Minor Children

10/01/2019

STURGIS, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, is announcing the arrest of Alejandro Sanchez, 19 of Sturgis, following an investigation into his online activity.

The MSP CCU/ICAC Task Force Coldwater Office followed up on a National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) tip involving online activity via Instagram. Additional content was located uncovering the uploading of child sexually abusive material to a cloud account.

The St. Joe County Prosecutor’s Office charged Sanchez and he was arraigned on one count of child sexually abusive activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, and three counts of possession of child sexually abusive material.

The MSP CCU 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 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.

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