Suspect Arrested for Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material
Forty-nine year old Darryl Crapo, of Mattawan, was arraigned Thursday, May 10th, on charges of child sexually abusive activity, possession of child sexually abusive material and use of a computer to commit a crime. Crapo was arrested following an investigation into large amounts of child sexually abusive material being downloaded. A search of a residence, interview and examination of electronic devices yielded evidence that Crapo was possessing and distributing images of child sexually abusive material. Members of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Fifth District Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) and MSP Paw Paw Post were assisted by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department and Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department. The MSP CCU 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. If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.
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