NEWBERRY, Mich. (WLUC) - A Newberry man has been arrested and charged with 35 counts related to child sexually abusive activity.
The Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force conducted an investigation that stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cyber tip.
46-year-old Glenn Sutton was arrested on Monday and was charged with two counts of child sexually abusive activity- aggravated distribution, nine counts of child sexually abusive activity-aggravated possession, five counts of child sexually abusive activity – distribution, one count of child sexually abusive activity-possession, and 18 counts of using a computer to commit a crime.
The investigation led police to identify Sutton and locate his residence in Luce County. A search warrant was executed and police seized multiple internet capable devices and evidence.
If convicted, Sutton faces 15 years in prison for the aggravated distribution of child sexually abusive activity, 10 years for the aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, seven years for the distribution of child sexually abusive activity, four years for the possession of child sexually abusive activity and up to 20 years in prison for using a computer to commit a crime.
Sutton was released on a personal recognizance bond.
The Michigan State Police are continuing to investigate whether additional crimes were committed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Computer Crimes Unit at 877-642-9237.
The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children and family members about the 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 here.