Boyne Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexually Abusive Material

A Charlevoix County man could spend more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to having child porn.

An investigation led state police to 57-year-old Tracy Owen Penfold of Boyne Falls after a computer issue.

Documents say a company working on his work computer found possible child pornography materials.

They then told Penfold’s employers who contacted MSP.

Troopers say there were 98 images flagged as possible child sexually abusive material.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed a larceny charge.

Penfold will be sentenced at the end of next month.