The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes
Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Matthew Bartkowiak, 27, a full-time resident of Mackinac Island, for aggravated child sexually abusive material.

The investigation was initiated when a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). As a result of the investigation, multiple internet capable devices and evidence were seized from his home. The MSP Computer Crimes Unit was assisted by the MSP Marine Services Team, the 8th District Canine Unit and the Mackinac Island Police Department.

Bartkowiak, has been charged with 10 counts of child sexually abusive material – aggravated possession, and 4 counts of possession of child sexually abusive material. Bartkowiak was arraigned in 92nd District Court on Friday, Oct. 22.

If convicted, Bartkowiak faces up to 10 years in prison for each count of aggravated possession of child
sexually abusive material, and up to 4 years in prison for each count of possession of child sexually abusive
material.

The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children about the safe use of the
internet. There are many resources available to parents to assist in keeping children safe online. The
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides a comprehensive list of resources on their
website at http://www.missingkids.org The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at
http://www.michiganicac.com.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipLine at
http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline. .”

Press release was submitted by Tpr. Alyson Burch, MSP Computer Crimes