Downstate Man Charged with Sex Crimes in Northern Michigan

Child pornography is being added to the charges against a downstate man already accused of fraud in two Northern Michigan counties. Bruno Novel was charged for the sex crimes Wednesday in Cheboygan. He was arrested at his home in Birmingham. Novel is already charged with fraud in Cheboygan and Alpena counties.. Troopers say he tricked people into thinking he was in a position to offer governmental contracts to provide service to fleet vehicles. It was during that investigation troopers say they discovered novel had several child porn videos.