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Jackson man arrested after MSP investigation

Posted at 8:54 AM, Feb 22, 2018

A Jackson man has been arrested after being investigated by Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

41 year-old Paul Ruggles Jr. has been charged with one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count of use of a computer to commit a crime, one count possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes.

Ruggles Jr. was arraigned on all counts on Tuesday and was issued a cash or surety bond of $100,000.

If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 48 years behind bars.

The investigation stemmed from a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Further investigation led to locating the residence in Jackson, multiple devices and evidence were found after a search at the home.