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Michigan State Police trooper charged with child porn felonies

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Michigan State Police trooper charged with child porn felonies




NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI -- A Michigan State Police trooper has been charged with four felonies including possession and distribution of child sexually abusive material.


Trooper Devin Michael Wilson, 26, was arrested Thursday, May 10 and arraigned Friday, May 11, in 78th District Court of Newaygo County. He was also charged with using a computer in the commission of a felony.


Wilson has been placed in unpaid suspension pending the outcome of the criminal case. As of Friday afternoon, he remained jailed at the Ottawa County Jail.


Officers arrested Wilson on Thursday following an investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit's internet crimes against children task force. State police were tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


After Wilson was arrested, a search of his residence was also conducted.


In a statement, state police officials said the department has "a long-standing tradition of demanding the highest possible standards of professional conduct form its enforcement and civilian members."


"Regardless of whether a criminal charge results in a conviction, employees can still be subject to administrative penalties resulting from violations of department policy," reads a portion of the statement. "All policy violations are investigated thoroughly and acted upon in a manner consistent with current labor-relations law and bargaining unit agreements."


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Wilson has been a member of the department since 2012. He's employed at the Hart Post, 3793 W Polk Road.


If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline.

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