An 18-year-old Dearborn man has been charged with accosting children for immoral purposes and related computer crimes following an investigation by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Area Computer Enforcement team.

Hadi Cherri is charged with accosting children for immoral purposes, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison; communicating with another by computer to commit a crime, a 10-year felony; extortion, a 20-year felony; and use of a computer to commit a crime, a 20-year felony.

Hadi was arraigned March 26 in St. Clair 40th District Court and received a bond of $150,000 or 10 percent with a condition that he wear a GPS tether, not have contact with anyone 18 years or younger, and no internet use. Hadi is scheduled to be back in court for an April 6 probable cause hearing.

“I urge young people;e who feel pressured or suspicious to go to a parent or trusted adult,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, who issued a press release on the arrest. “I encourage parents to talk to their children about the dangers of the internet, specifically

speaking with people they do not know on a personal level … know what your children are doing online …”

A 13-year-old had met a man via social media and began communicating on Snapchat. The man also began to solicit the 13-year-old to pose for nude photographs, claiming to have another nude photograph of her that he would release to others if she didn’t comply with his demands. Once he had the photographs, he demanded more, according to the press release.

Anyone who believes that they or their child had inappropriate contact with Cherri, is asked to contact investigators at (586) 463-4191.

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