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ESCANABA, MI--   A Delta County man is headed to prison for possessing child sexually abusive material.

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated Michael Saari, 66, of Gladstone. The investigation revealed Saari had been downloading child pornography on his personal computer.

He was arrested April 20 and charged with five counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and five counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

ESCANABA, MI--   A preliminary exam is set for an Escanaba man arrested on various charges related to child pornography. 

John Schiska was taken into custody last week and charged with 14 felonies related to the possession of child sexually abusive material, distribution of child sexually abusive material, and using a computer to commit a crime. The case was investigated by the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 8 in Delta County District Court.

KINCHELOE, MI--   A Kincheloe man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor. 

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint last Wednesday and executed a search warrant at a residence Thursday. They arrested William Mastaw, 19, who was arraigned on three counts each of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, producing child sexually abusive material, using a computer in commission of a felony, possession of child sexually abusive material, and accosting a minor for immoral purposes.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A preliminary hearing will be held Tuesday for a Negaunee Township man accused of posting “revenge porn.” 

Matthew Ward, 26, was arrested September 5 following an investigation into his online activity. A search warrant was executed at his home in August and evidence was seized.

Ward was arraigned on six charges, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, child sexually abusive activity, possession of child sexually abusive material, and distribution of child sexually abusive material.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man is headed to court on criminal sexual conduct charges. 

Tayler Schwechel, 18, is charged with two counts of second-degree CSC; accosting a child for immoral purposes; using a computer to commit a crime; and child sexually abusive material activity. 

Schwechel was arrested November 1 following an investigation into a report he had exchanged inappropriate photos with a 12-year-old girl.  Officers say they possibly had a sexual relationship. 

WLUC-TV

UPDATE:  The suspect has been identified as Andrew Caron of Gwinn.  The Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant on his residence.  Electronic equipment was seized and turned over to the Forensic Unit in Traverse City for analysis.  

Forsyth Township Police assisted in the investigation, which remains ongoing.

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MARQUETTE, MI--   A Forsyth Township man is lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $3.9 million bond on several counts of criminal sexual conduct and other charges.   

ESCANABA, MI--   A Gladstone man charged with child pornography has been sentenced. 

Robert Lindstrom, 24, was originally charged with ten counts of sexually abusive activity, ten counts of possession of child sexually abusive material, and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

Lindstrom was given between three and seven years in prison for the computer charge and 267 days in jail with credit for 267 days already served for ten child porn charges to which he pleaded guilty.