MSU Police Instrumental in Tracking Suspected Child Porn & Extortion Case
MSU police detectives are instrumental in tracking and identifying a man in Pennsylvania suspected of persuading people in East Lansing to engage in sexual acts and record them. Video by fox47news.comvideo
EAST LANSING -- A child pornography suspect in Pennsylvania is identified with the help of Michigan State University Police Computer Forensic Unit.
The FBI arrested Joseph Ostrowski, 28, for attempted production of child pornography and extortion. He was also charged with cyber-stalking, once investigators learned he persuaded and tricked people in East Lansing to engage in sexual acts through Skype and recorded them without their knowledge.
During 2011, the Michigan State University Police became aware of student social networking sites being compromised. Throughout the investigation by the MSU Police Computer Forensic Unit, records were obtained that led to the development of Ostrowski as a suspect.
MSU Police detectives were with the FBI when search warrants on Mr. Ostrowski of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania were served.