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Mackinac Island man arrested for aggravated child sexually abusive material

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Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 1:48 PM EDT
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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested 27-year-old Matthew Bartkowiak, a full-time resident of Mackinac Island, for aggravated child sexually abusive material.

The investigation began when a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

As a result of the investigation, multiple internet capable devices and evidence were seized from Bartkowiak’s home.

Bartkowiak has been charged with 10 counts of child sexually abusive material – aggravated possession, and 4 counts of possession of child sexually abusive material.

He was arraigned in Mackinac County District on Friday.

In a Facebook post, Mackinac Island Police said Michigan State Police representatives confirmed no materials were produced on the island and there are no known “live” or “hands-on” victims on the island.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit was assisted by the MSP Marine Services Team, the 8th District Canine Unit and the Mackinac Island Police Department.

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 http://www.missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at http://www.michiganicac.com.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine here.

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