Attorney General Nessel Charges Flint Man for Child Sexually Abusive Materials

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-512-9342
Agency: Attorney General

April 5, 2021

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today that a Flint man was charged and arrested on multiple felonies for the possession and distribution of Child Sexually Abusive Materials (CSAM) late last week.  

Aaron David Scheitler, 40, was charged with the following: 

  • 3 counts of possession of CSAM, a four-year felony 
  • 3 counts of distribution of CSAM, a seven-year felony 
  • 1 count of using a computer to commit a felony, a seven-year felony 

In August 2019, the Michigan Department of Attorney General received a tip that CSAM was being distributed from an IP address in Flint. A search warrant was obtained to trace the IP address, which came back to the residence where Scheitler lived. Forensic review of his devices revealed more than 2,000 of CSAM images between the external hard drive, laptop, and phone. 

“Our office will prosecute those who prey on Michigan’s children to the fullest extent of the law,” Nessel said. “We are committed to ensuring justice is served and those who assault others are held accountable.” 

Scheitler was charged in the 67th District Court in Genesee County.  

A probable cause conference is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 15. 

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Please note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.