Man charged as child pornographer may face additional counts


A 50-year-old Muskegon man already charged with taking sexually explicit photographs of children in the East Muskegon area and possessing child pornography might face additional charges.

Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague said Thursday Mark Edwin Abbey of 760 Catherine could face additional charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Tague said two alleged victims have come forward and authorities are questioning people in the neighborhood to determine if there are additional victims.

Police executed a search warrant on Nov. 21 at Abbey’s home and seized a variety of items associated with child pornography.

Abbey was arraigned Monday before 60th District Judge Harold F. Closz III on felony charges of child sexually abusive commercial activity, possession of child sexually abusive material and accosting a child for immoral purposes.

The court file shows Abbey has a prior conviction for second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child younger than 13. On Aug. 31, 1994, he was sentenced to 3-15 years in prison for the offense, which was committed two years prior.

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