Matthew Bennett, 28 of Wayland, has been arrested on charges of child sexually abusive activity, child sexually abusive material possession, using computers to commit a crime, and being a habitual offender, according to a media release from the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The investigation was initiated when a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was forwarded to the Fifth District Computer Crimes Unit. Detectives learned that Bennett was a sex offender and possessed child sexual abusive material.
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.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.