Two Livingston County men arrested for child sexually abusive material

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An Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation resulted in the arrest of two men from Livingston County.

The investigation began with a National Center for Missing and Exploited Chidren Cyber Tip. Further investigation led to a residence in Livingston County. A search of the home found evidence of suspected child sexually abusive material.

23-year-old Clifford Fouts and 32-year-old Stephen Deshon were arrested and arraigned on Friday March 15th.

Fouts has been charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity, three counts of possesion of child sexually abusive material, and four counts of using a computer to commit a crime. He was issued a cash or surety bond of $100,000. If convicted, Fouts faces up to 20 years in prison for child sexually abusive activity, four years in prison for each count of possession of child sexually abusive material, and up to 20 years in prison for the count of using a computer to commit a crime.

Deshon has been charged with one count of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. Deshon was issued a cash or surety bond of $50,000. If convicted, Deshon faces up to four years in prison for possession of child sexually abusive material and four years in prison for using a computer to commit a crime.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children about the safe use of the internet. To report information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, visit http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.

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