Sep 18, 2020 1:01 PM

Ellis resident arrested after child sex exploitation investigation

Posted Sep 18, 2020 1:01 PM

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

After a two-month investigation involving the Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Police Department and the Oakland County (Mich.) Sheriff's Office's Computer Crimes Unit, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office along with the assistance of the Ellis Police Department executed a residential search warrant in the 700 block of Jefferson St. in Ellis at 4:10 p.m. Thursday.

Law enforcement officers sought evidence of sexual exploitation of a children and seized multiple computer systems, cellular devices and digital media. A 48-year-old Ellis resident was arrested in connection to the investigation and later booked into the Ellis County jail.

Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.