Court date scheduled for man accused of downloading child pornography

HOUGHTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: 9/10, 1:36 p.m.
Nathaniel Shapiro is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on September 27.
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A Houghton man accused of uploading child sexually abusive material on Michigan Tech’s campus had his criminal case remanded back down to district court.

Nathaniel Shapiro, 27, was scheduled for a jury trial to start Monday, but TV6 learned that Shapiro was remanded back down to Houghton County District Court and a forensic evaluation has been ordered for Shapiro.

Shapiro is charged with three counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

He was arrested on August 20, 2018, where he was found in possession of a large number of digital devices. He had been downloading material since May 2018. The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Tasks Force investigated Shapiro, leading up to his arrest.

A review hearing date on his evaluation results will be set for some time in June.