Grand Rapids man charged with capturing, distributing explicit material

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BIG RAPIDS — A second man has been arrested for allegedly recording a naked woman, and then distributing the images.

Kamron Marquis Walker, 25, of Grand Rapids, is charged with one count of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person, one count of malicious use of telecommunications and one count of intentional dissemination of sexually explicit visual material.

Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is a felony charge, while malicious use of telecommunications and intentional dissemination of sexually explicit visual material are misdemeanors.

According to court documents, the charges allege Walker disseminated sexually explicit material of a female victim with the intent to threaten, coerce or intimidate the woman.

The charges stem from an incident in the city of Big Rapids sometime in November, and a co-defendant, Lamar Eric Nelson Jr., also faces charges.

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Nelson Jr., 23, was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person. One count alleges Nelson photographed or recorded a visual image of the unclad genitalia of a female victim in circumstances where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, according to court documents. The second count alleges Nelson distributed or transmitted the recording, photograph or visual image.

Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Malicious use of telecommunications is punishable by up to six months in jail and intentional dissemination of sexually explicit visual material is punishable by up to 93 days in jail.

The case was investigated by the Michigan State Police.

Walker’s bond is set at $15,000. A preliminary examination is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Mecosta County’s 77th District Court.

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Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Pioneer and Herald Review crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at emily@pioneergroup.com or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

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