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

09/09/2019

WYOMING, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, is announcing the arrest of Alexander Joseph Piscitelli, 22 of Wyoming, following an undercover investigation into his online activity.

The MSP CCU/ICAC Task Force Grand Rapids Office, along with the assistance of the Wyoming Police Department (ICAC affiliate agency), arrested Piscitelli when he arrived at a meeting point believing he was going to have sexual contact with a 5 and 8-year-old child for money. Piscitelli had been communicating all this information with an undercover detective. After Piscitelli’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at his Wyoming residence and additional evidence was seized. The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office charged Piscitelli and he was arraigned on two counts of child sexually abusive activity and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

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.