Steven Price, 55, of Farmington Hills turned himself into police on charges of child pornography after he was nabbed by a Michigan State Police task force dedicated to scrubbing the web of predators.
The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tip. Further investigation led to locating a residence in Oakland County where the suspect was residing.
"A search warrant of the home netted multiple internet capable devices and evidence," police said in a press release. An arrest warrant was issued for Price and he subsequently turned himself in to the court.
He has been charged with five counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, five counts of computer crimes-use of a computer to commit a crime, and one charge of possession of crystal methamphetamine.
If convicted, Price faces up to 200 years in prison for the aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and computer crimes-use of a computer to commit a crime and four years for the possession of crystal methamphetamine.
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 NCMEC 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, please report it to the CyberTip Line at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.