On Tuesday, detectives with the Central Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested 55 year old Michael Martin of Fresno. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of possession of child sexual abuse material. His bail was set at $40,000. He has since posted bond and was released from custody.
On Tuesday, members of the ICAC Task Force performed follow up work on a tip related to possession of child sexual abuse material. Detectives contacted the suspect, Michael Martin, at his home on the 2600 block of E. Andrews Ave. in Fresno. They arrested him after executing a search warrant and finding more than a thousand DVDs containing videos of children being raped. Additionally, detectives seized electronic devices and books containing explicit photos and videos.
Detectives consider this to be one of the largest collections of child sexual abuse material they have ever come across in an investigation. Detectives have not developed any information of Martin having physical contact with children.
If you have additional information about Michael Martin, please contact Lt. Brandon Pursell at (559) 600-8029, Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org or submit a cyber tip at http://www.missingkids.com/home
ICAC is comprised of 64 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies spread throughout nine counties in the Central Valley. It is dedicated to protecting children online and investigating crimes committed against children, which are facilitated by the Internet and computer usage.
Source: Fresno County Sheriffs Office