Prelim postponed for man charged with child porn

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Edward Bak (left) listens as his attorney speaks to 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers during the preliminary examination of the evidence against Bak Friday. Bak was arrested earlier this month on child pornography charges.

By BOB OLIVER
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A Dearborn man arrested last month for possession of child sexually abusive material had the preliminary examination of the evidence against him postponed until next month so that his attorney can review evidence in the case.

Edward Bak, 61, was scheduled to have a preliminary examination Friday before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers but at the request of the defendant and his attorney it was rescheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 24, also before Somers.

Bak is charged on 12 counts, six counts of using a computer to communicate with another to commit a crime and three counts each of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive material and possessing child sexually abusive activity.

Bak is free on a bond of $50,000 or 10 percent with the conditions that upon release he cannot possess/purchase any sexually explicit material, no unsupervised contact with minors and no access to the Internet.

Bak was arrested Dec. 18 by Dearborn police in conjunction with the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

“With the assistance of our partners on the ICAC Task Force, we will continue to proactively investigate any crime where children are being victimized,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said.

The MSPICAC is a multijurisdictional task force made up of federal, state and local law enforcement officials.

The DPD has one officer assigned to the task force.

(Bob Oliver can be reached at boliver@bewickpublications.com.)

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