FLUSHING — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has announced the arrest of Brandon Erich Brown, 32 of Flushing, for possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.
Brown was arrested following an investigation in which digital evidence was seized from his home. The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Brown was viewing child sexually abusive materials on the internet.
Following the search warrant to his residence, Brown was charged with four counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and four counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Brown was arraigned in 67th District Court on March 2.
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 at missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at michiganicac.com.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine at www.missingkids.org/cybertipline. — B.G.