Man arraigned on child pornography charges

William Schock

William Schock

MANISTEE — A Manistee man was arraigned Wednesday in Manistee County’s 85th District Court on a 32-count felony warrant involving child sexually abusive material.

William Schock, 65, was arraigned on 12 counts of child sexually abusive activity — includes arranging, making or financing the creation of the material — and 20 counts of possession of child sexually abusive material.

The maximum penalty for the felony child sexually abusive material charges is 20 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $100,000.

Schock also faces up to a maximum of four years in prison and or a $10,000 fine for the felony possession of the materials.

A probable cause conference is set for Oct. 28 and a preliminary examination is set for Nov. 4. Times are have yet to be determined.

Schock has been free on bond since Sept. 18, when he posted 25 percent of a $100,000 cash/surety bond shortly after his arrest the same day, according to Toni Gorch, magistrate of the Manistee County 85th District Court.

According to a Sept. 18 Michigan State Police Cadillac Post press release, the Manistee County prosecutor’s office authorized the felony arrest warrant after the culmination of an investigation by the MSP Cadillac Post, the MSP Houghton Lake Post and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

A search warrant was executed at a City of Manistee residence in early September after a young victim made a disclosure. At that time, the suspect was interviewed and digital evidence was seized and subsequently analyzed.

Investigators determined that the suspect had produced child sexually abusive images of two children, ages 7 years old and 8 years old. The suspect also maintained a sizable library of images and videos of CSAM.

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Posted by Sean Bradley

Sean is the city and cops and courts reporter for the News Advocate, he also is in charge of the entertainment and Reasons to Celebrate pages. He can be reached at (231) 398-3109 or sbradley@pioneergroup.com.

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