Macomb Township man charged in case of child sexually abusive material

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A Macomb Township man has been charged with having child sexually abusive material after police found videos online of children 3-12 years old, county authorities said Wednesday.

An investigation into Michael Snay, 42, started this month after a tip from the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes about sexually abusive images posted online, authorities said in a statement.

Michael Snay

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Macomb Area Computer Enforcement searched online and found "multiple videos of child sexual abusive material of females between the ages of 3-12, as well as videos containing bestiality," according to the release.

Investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at Snay's home; they seized items including laptops, electronic storage devices, pornographic magazines and erotic stories involving children, officials said.

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Snay was arrested and held at the Macomb County Jail.

The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office authorized two felony charges: aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material and using computers to commit a crime.

Snay was arraigned Wednesday in Shelby Township's 41-A District Court. Bond was set at $10,000.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23.