DAVISON TWP. — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Tyler Scott Defeyter, 24, for possession of child sexually abusive materials and using a computer to commit a crime.
Defeyter, of Davison Township, was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home.
The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Defeyter was sharing child sexually abusive materials on the internet, an MSP spokesperson said.
Following a forensic examination of the digital evidence, Defeyter was charged with one count of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.
He was arraigned in 67th District Court on Oct. 28.
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 www.missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at www.michiganicac.com.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine at www.missingkids.org/cybertipline. — G.G.