Mount Clemens man charged for child pornography

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 4, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 45-year-old Mount Clemens man is in the Macomb County Jail on multiple charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

           

Brian Loudon was given $30,000 cash or surety bond during arraignment in 41-B District Court in Mount Clemens Jan. 3.

 

According to Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, his office was contacted by officials from the state Attorney General’s Criminal Division on Dec. 30 regarding child pornography being distributed on the internet.

 

“They came to us because they knew we had the capabilities to investigate further,” Wickersham said.

 

The sheriff’s Macomb Area Computer Enforcement team, or MACE, was informed that several images of early pubescent females involved in activity of sexual nature were reportedly located and being electronically distributed from a residence on N. Esplanade Street in Mount Clemens.

 

Detectives located the address and conducted surveillance.

 

“Once they identified the exact location, they set up surveillance outside the residence,” Wickersham said.

 

Detectives then obtained a search warrant for the residence and made contact with the residents inside. The report from the sheriff’s office states that those residing inside the home are all adults.

 

Loudon was the only adult taken into custody.

 

The reports states that Loudon was cooperative, and it is not believed that anyone other than Loudon had knowledge of what was occurring inside the home.

 

Loudon is charged with five counts of child sexually abusive material – possession, a four-year felony; one count of child sexually abusive activity – distributing or promoting, a seven-year felony; and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, a seven-year felony.

 

Bond conditions include referral to Community Corrections and mental health treatment. Loudon is scheduled to appear back in court on Jan. 17 for a probable cause conference. No attorney information for Loudon was immediately available.