(CASSOPOLIS) – A Cass County man is facing multiple charges following an investigation by the Michigan State Police.
Officers with the MSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 40 year old Travis Howey, following an investigation that came from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tip. Troopers searched Howey's home and found multiple internet capable devices along with additional evidence.
An arrest warrant was issued for Howey and he was subsequently arrested while in jail on unrelated charges.
Howey was arraigned in Cass County District Court on three counts of distribution and manufacturing of child sexually abusive material; three counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and six counts of computer crimes – use of a computer.
If convicted, Howey faces up to 60 years in prison for the distribution and manufacturing charges; 12 years for the possession of child sexually abusive material charges and 120 years for the computer crimes charges.
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