Ann Arbor Resident Arrested for Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes, Child Sexually Abusive Activity and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime
ANN ARBOR, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Eric Kurtz, 39 of Ann Arbor, for accosting a child for immoral purposes, child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit a crime.
Kurtz was arrested following an investigation that was initiated after it was learned that Kurtz was talking to people under the age of 18 and soliciting them for nude images. A search of his residence resulted in digital evidence being seized.
Kurtz was charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count accosting a child for immoral purposes, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Kurtz was arraigned in 15th District Court on Friday, February 25. His bond was set at $100,000.
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 and Exploited Children provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at 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.