MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Marquette man has been arrested for crimes related to child sexually abusive material.
Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has announced the arrest of Samuel Walter Numikoski, 49, of Marquette.
The investigation was initiated when it was learned that Numikoski was viewing files of child sexually abusive materials on the internet, and he was arrested after digital evidence was seized from his residence.
Following the search of his residence, Numikoski was charged with 12 counts of child sexually abusive material-aggravated possession, one count of child sexually abusive material-possession, and 13 counts of using a computer to commit a crime.
Numikoski was arrained in the 96th District Court on Thursday, April 6th.
If convicted, Numikoski faces up to 10 years in prison for the child sexually abusive material-aggravated possession, four years for child sexually abusive material, and 10 years for using a computer to commit a crime.
Numikoski is scheduled to appear in the Marquette District Court on April 20th at 9:45 a.m. for a probable cause conference.
The 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 at http://www.missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at http://www.michiganicac.com.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine at http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline.