Pittsfield Township Resident Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Activity
PITTSFIELD TWP., MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Kevin Thomas-Bradley Stange, 38, of Pittsfield Twp., for child sexually abusive activity, and using a computer to commit a crime.
The investigation was initiated when a cyber tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Evidence led to a residence in Washtenaw County where Stange resided. A search warrant was executed at the residence and digital evidence was seized.
Following the search of the residence, Stange was arrested and charged with two counts of child sexually abusive activity, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Stange was arraigned in the 14-A District Court on Friday, July 29. He was released on a personal recognizance (PR) bond. Child sexually abusive activity is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Use of a computer to commit a crime is an additional felony punishable by 20 years in prison.
This investigation involves the recording of unknown individuals inside public restrooms in the Washtenaw County area. If anyone has additional information about these incidents, they are asked to contact D/Sgt. Tom Gladney at 269-845-0994.
The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children and family members about safe use of the internet. There are many resources available to assist in keeping people safe online. The MSP ICAC Task Force provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website 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.
The MSP Computer Crimes Unit frequently investigates offenders who do not use their real names online. Because of this anonymity, news outlets should contact the Washtenaw County Jail or D/Sgt. Gladney to obtain a photograph of Stange.