Man bound over for trial on child pornography charges

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A Dearborn man arrested in December for possession of child sexually abusive material has been bound over to Wayne County Circuit Court on all of the charges against him.

Edward Bak, 61, had a preliminary examination of the evidence against him Jan. 24 before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers and was bound over on 12 charges, including 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 will next appear for an arraignment on the charges in circuit court, but a date and judge have not been released.

He is free on a bond of $50,000 or 10 percent with the conditions that upon release he cannot possess or 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.

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

The Police Department has one officer assigned to the task force.

Bak was originally slated for the examination Dec. 27 but at the request of the defendant and his attorney it was rescheduled.

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