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An Ann Arbor man who has been a volleyball coach faces charges of criminal sexual conduct and possessing child pornography, officials said.

Ryan Thomas Mortensen, 38, is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of child sexually abusive material. He was arraigned Saturday and given a $50,000 bond.

Mortensen was arrested Saturday following an investigation by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The investigation came from a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, MSP said. 

Mortensen was found at his home in Ann Arbor. Police obtained warrants to search his residence and found multiple electronic devices and searched through his social media accounts, police said.

Mortensen has served as a coach at several locations in Michigan, including Huron Valley Volleyball Club in Saline, women's volleyball at Schoolcraft College, Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy in Warren and Concordia University in Ann Arbor. 

Concordia University officials said his last season was as a part-time assistant volleyball coach in 2017.

If convicted, Mortensen faces up to life in prison for the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, 20 years for the child sexually abusive activity count and 15 years for the criminal sexual conduct third-degree charge.

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