A 34-year-old Battle Creek man was formally charged last week following a Michigan State Police computer crimes investigation.

Jay Reil was arraigned on July 21st in Calhoun County Circuit Court for counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit a crime. According to a release from the Michigan State Police, investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after they learned that a minor female was being contacted by Reil for sexual purposes and sharing explicit photos through the internet.

Reil will return to court for a pre-exam hearing through Zoom meeting on August 13th.

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