Midland man charged with possessing, distributing child porn


    32-year-old Ryan Sears of Midland has been arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child porn. (Photo: Midland County Sheriff's Office)

    MIDLAND, Mich. – A 32-year-old Midland man has been arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child porn.

    Michigan State Police report an investigation by their Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crime Against Children Task force led to the arrest of Ryan Sears.

    Police say he was distributing child porn on the internet.

    Evidence was seized at Sears' home.

    Sears was arraigned in 75th District Court in Midland Thursday on three charges, one count of possession of child sexually abusive material and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

    A probable cause hearing has been set for December 11.

    A preliminary exam follows on December 18.

    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 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website.

    Tips on possible child sexual exploitation can be submitted here.

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