A 21-year-old Macomb County man is behind bars after he allegedly sent child sexually abusive images over social media, authorities said on Friday.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said Cameron Kalbfleisch, 21, out of Mt. Clemens, was arraigned on Aug. 29 in 41-B District Court of Clinton Township and faces six counts of sending Child Sexually Abusive Material over a computer.
Officials released the details of their investigation on Friday, which began in May 2022. Authorities said the sheriff office’s MACE Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) about images circulating on social media depicting sex acts with pre-pubescent children.
Officials said the images showed children between the ages of 2 and 13-years-old engaging in sex acts with adult men.
Through their investigation, officials were able to develop a suspect identified as Kalbfleisch.
“MACE investigators conducted surveillance on the residence believed to be that of Kalbfleisch’s,” the MCSO said. “Kalbfleisch was observed on several occasions at the residence in pick-up truck that was also linked to accounts found through this investigation.”
On Aug. 4, deputies took the 21-year-old suspect into custody without incident outside his home.
Deputies seized a number of cell phones and other electronic devices found in his home during a search of the residence, authorities said.
A secured firearm was also discovered.
The gun was found to be legally possessed and was given to a family member at the scene, officials said.
After the information from the investigation as received by the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, Kalbfleisch was charged on the following six counts:
• Count 1: Child Sexually Abusive Material – Aggravated Possession (felony)
• Count 2: Child Sexually Abusive Material – Aggravated Possession (felony)
• Count 3: Child Sexually Abusive Material – Aggravated Possession (felony)
• Count 4: Computers – Using To Commit A Crime (felony)
• Count 5: Computers – Using To Commit A Crime (felony)
• Count 6: Computers – Using To Commit A Crime (felony)
He was given a $25,000 personal bond and ordered not to use a computer, internet, or social media.
Kalbfleisch is scheduled to return to court on 11/7/22 at 1:30pm for a probable cause conference.