Detroit man charged in sending child sexual material

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
Nicholas Thaier Mukhtar allegedly child sexually abusive material during online chats with detectives in a Michigan State Police task force.

A Detroit man has been charged with sending child sexually abusive material to detectives after an extensive investigation, Michigan State Police said Tuesday.

Nicholas Thaier Mukhtar allegedly forwarded the items during online chats with detectives in the agency's Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, authorities said in a statement.

Mukhtar is a medical doctor who is also the founder and former CEO of Healthy Detroit, a nonprofit that works to improve health and well-being to the city's under served residents, according to the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

A search warrant was executed Nov. 9 at his Detroit home, where investigators found devices and evidence, according to the release. Mukhtar was arrested at the scene.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office charged the 29-year-old with two counts each of possessing and distributing child sexually abusive material; two counts of communicating with another to commit a felony; and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

He was arraigned Sunday in Detroit's 36th District Court and given a $75,000 bond.

Staff writer Charles E. Ramirez contributed.