Man accused of distributing child porn, sexually touching minor

SAGINAW, MI — A 20-year-old Merrill man is accused of sexually touching a minor and distributing child pornography.

Justin E. Sexton was arraigned Tuesday, Sept. 19, on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, distributing or promoting child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit the distribution or promotion.

The criminal sexual conduct charge is a 15-year felony, while the other two charges are seven-year felonies.

The arrest warrant alleges the crimes took place in March of this year.

District Judge David Hoffman ordered a $100,000 bond for Sexton and that, if released, the accused have no contact with anyone under 18.

Sexton has since posted bond. His next court appearance is Oct. 2 for a preliminary exam.