Michigan dad turns in his son, 30, to police ‘after finding out he’d been sending nude photos of himself to an underage child’
- Michael Raymond-Ulrich Simmons, 30, of Cadillac, was arrested on Wednesday for sending nude photos to a minor following a two year investigation
- Police said they first got a tip from Simmons’ own father, who suspected his son had sent inappropriate photos of himself to an underaged child
- A lengthy investigation into his web history led prosecutors to authorize a warrant for his arrest, with Simmons surrendering himself on Wednesday
- He faces up to nine years in prison and a $4,000 fine if convicted
A Michigan dad turned in his son to police after finding out the 30-year-old had been sending nude photos of himself to a minor.
Michael Raymond-Ulrich Simmons, of Cadillac, was arrested on Wednesday following an investigation from Michigan State Police after they got a tip from his father two years ago, WJHG reported.
Police officials said they were first contacted by the dad in October 2020, when he told state troopers that his son may have sent inappropriate photos of himself to a minor.
Simmons faces up to nine years in prison and a $4,000 fine if convicted.
Michael Raymond-Ulrich Simmons, 30, of Cadillac, Michigan, was arrested on Wednesday following a two-year investigation that began when his own father tipped police off that Simmons had sent a nude photo of himself to a minor
Simmons surrendered on Wednesday and was detained at the Missaukee County Jail before being released on a personal recognizance bond
The department’s Computer Crime Crimes Unit conducted lengthy interviews and searches to analyze Simmons’ web activity, leading Missaukee County prosecutors to authorize a warrant for his arrest on February 24.
Simmons turned himself into police custody a week later and was detained at Missaukee County Jail before being released on a personal recognizance bond.
Michigan State Police did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
He is charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes, intentional dissemination of sexually explicit material and using a computer to commit a crime.
In the state of Michigan, the charge for accosting a child for immoral purposes carries up to four years in prison with a maximum fine of $4,000.
Intentional dissemination of sexually explicit material carries a maximum one-year sentence, and using a computer to commit a crime has a maximum four-year sentence.
If convicted, Simmons would also have register as a sex offender.
His next court date is scheduled for March 17.