Mecosta County Man Accused Of Having Child Porn

A Mecosta County man is charged with having child porn.

Michael Carpenter’s arrest happened after a joint investigation by Big Rapids police and West Michigan Child Exploitation Task Force.

Carpenter had just gotten out of jail in August for past child porn charges.

As the departments were monitoring him, they found his father, who is in prison, was coaching him on how to entice kids though phone calls.

They say Carpenter was also trying to get a child in Wisconsin to have sex with him.

When they acted on a search warrant, investigators found images and videos of child porn.

Their investigation continues.