Probation apartment search leads to 6 felony charges for East Lansing man

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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A 21-year-old Ingham County man faces six felony charges after a search of his apartment, under the terms of his probation, unearthed alleged evidence of child sexually abusive material, police said.

William Bergdolt

The Ingham County prosecutor has charged William Bergdolt, 21 of East Lansing with three counts of aggravated child sexually abusive activity and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime. 

The Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force worked the case with the Ingham County Probation Department.

Bergdolt was arraigned Tuesday at 55th District Court in East Lansing and given a $15,000 bond.

Michigan Department of Corrections records show that Bergdolt is almost a year into a five-year probation term that started in March 2020.

He took a plea deal in Washtenaw County on four felony charges: aggravated indecent exposure, assault and/or battery, resisting and/or obstructing a police officer, and entry without breaking, but with intent. The offenses spanned from October 2018 to April 2019.

Among the terms of Bergdolt's probation: no possession of "sexually stimulating materials," and no contact with anyone younger than 17, and he can't go within 500 feet of parks or swimming pools.

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