Eagle Harbor man sentenced on child porn charges

Michael Braman mugshot (Houghton County Jail)

EAGLE HARBOR, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE 10/21, 4:05 p.m.
Michael Braman was sentenced to 3-20 years in prison. He is also required to register on the child sex offender registry.

UPDATE 8/29, 3:49 p.m.:
61-year-old Michael Braman pleaded guilty to child sexually abusive activity, using a computer to commit a crime, and possession of child sexually abusive material.

His next court date is not known at this time.

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Michael Braman has a preliminary conference scheduled for August 1 at the Houghton County Courthouse.

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An Eagle Harbor man faces nine felonies after an investigation into child pornographic material.
61-year-old Michael Braman was arrested on Sunday, July 14.
Authorities stated that the arrest occurred after a several-months-long investigation with assistance from the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

Authorities say Braman is accused of knowingly possessing child sexually abusive material involving prepubescent children and sadomasochistic abuse or bestiality and possessing more than 100 images of child sexually abusive material.

He is charged with three counts of child sexually abusive activity and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Those counts each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. The man is also charged with three counts of child sexually abusive material aggravated possession, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine on each count.