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Michigan AG brings charges against Big Rapids man

Charges have been brought against a 56-year-old Big Rapids man for multiple felonies for distributing child sexually abusive materials.

 

Attorney General Dana Nessel's charges include 12 felony counts on Jason Edward Straley after a search warrant on his home and seized numerous electronic devices containing thousands of images.

 

“Our office will prosecute those who prey on Michigan’s children to the fullest extent of the law,” Nessel said. “I am incredibly grateful to the Big Rapids Police Department and the members of the Michigan State Police’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their continued commitment to protecting Michigan children and bringing those who exploit them to justice.”

 

Straley has been arraigned in Mecosta County District Court with a probable cause hearing set for next Tuesday.

 

He's being held on one-million dollars bond.



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