The Michigan State Police is announcing the arrest of Dakota Chilton, 19, of Delton, on charges of child sexually abusive activity, child sexually abusive material possession, child abusive commercial activity distributing or promoting, and using computers to commit a crime.
The investigation by the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was initiated when a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tip was forwarded to the Fifth District Computer Crimes Unit. Detectives learned that Chilton possessed child sexual abusive material.
A search warrant was executed at Chilton’s home and digital evidence seized. An interview of Chilton was also conducted where digital evidence was seized. Troopers from the MSP Wayland Post assisted with the search warrant.
The Michigan State Police 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. Find a comprehensive list of resources athttp://www.missingkids.org.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine athttp://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.