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Michigan Man Charged With Manufacturing Child Porn

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FLINT (WWJ) – A 30-year-old Livingston County man has been indicted for what the FBI is calling “despicable crimes.”

Matthew Lewis Colston has been charged with seven counts of manufacturing child pornography over a five-month period.

The indictment further alleges that Colston used a cell phone to transfer obscene material to a minor, and also enticed the minor to engage in sexual activity.

Colston was indicted by a federal grand jury in Flint.

The case was investigated by the FBI, Michigan State Police, Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office and the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force.

“These despicable crimes victimize and exploit innocent children. Through the SEMCAC task force, the FBI is committed to the arrest and prosecution of criminals who engage in such deplorable, heinous behavior,” said Special Agent in Charge Robert D. Foley III; FBI Detroit Division, in a media release.

Added Michigan State Police Captain Monica Yesh,“The Michigan State Police is committed to working with our federal and local law enforcement partners involved with the SEMCAC Task Force to protect children from being exploited in the State of Michigan. The sexual assault of children and the production of child pornography are horrific crimes. The perpetrators who commit these acts of violence will be vigorously sought out and brought to justice.”

Colston faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and/or a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.

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