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Saugatuck child predator sentenced

Michigan State Police celebrate 100 years
Posted at 5:56 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 18:03:04-05

SAUGATUCK, MICH. — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced the sentence of Justin Williams, 26, of Saugatuck, on charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) and Child Sexually Abusive Material (CSAM).

On Jan. 11, 2021, Williams pleaded guilty to first degree CSC and was sentenced to 18 years 9 months to 50 years. Williams also pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of CSAM and was sentenced to 7 years 11 months to 25 years.

Initiated by the Fifth District Computer Crimes Unit, Williams was found to be in possession of CSAM. Additionally Williams was found manufacturing CSAM.

Evidence was seized from Williams home and ultimately used to convict him. Williams’ case was prosecuted by the Allegan County Prosecutor’s Office.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit urges parents to speak to their children and family members about the safe use of the internet.

There are many resources available to assist in keeping people safe online. The MSP ICAC Task Force provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at http://www.michiganicac.com.

For a list of available resources to assist keeping loved one safe visit ICAC Tasks Force’s website. Anyone with information regarding child exploitation report it to CyberTipline’s website.