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Macomb Man Jailed on Child Porn Charges in Canada to Face Similar Counts at Home

Derek Thomas Milbocker, 25, will face 10 felony counts of possession of child sexually abusive material in Michigan.

A 25-year-old Macomb Township man who attempted to bring child porn into Canada in March 2012—and was sentenced to jail time there—has been extradited to face 10 similar charges in Michigan.

Derek Thomas Milbocker was arraigned Wednesday in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township on 10 felony counts of possession of child sexually abusive material, each count punishable by up to four years in prison. His bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The Sarnia Observer reported in October 2012 that Milbocker pleaded guilty in Sarnia, Ontario, to attempting to smuggle child pornography in Canada, possession of child pornography, and unlawfully importing child pornography at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing. 

On March 4, 2012, Milbocker left Michigan for Toronto to visit a woman he'd met on the Internet, or so he told a Canada Border Services Agency officer. In searching his car, border officers found eight images of child pornography on a laptop computer and a pair of handcuffs, according to the Observer.

Milbocker told the court that at the time of his arrest he had considered the images "funny, or stupid," according to the Observer. He was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation, which included 221 days served.

On March 7, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (ICE) agents executed a federal search warrant on Milbocker's Macomb Township residence for child pornography. The investigation uncovered numerous images of child pornography in Milbocker's possession, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. 

A U.S. arrest warrant was obtained for Milbocker on May 1, 2012, and M.A.C.E. detectives organized the transfer of custody with Canadian officials at the border on Jan. 15.

Per Milbocker's sentencing in Canada, he will be listed on the Canadian sex offender registry for life and required to provide a DNA sample to police, according to the Observer. He will not be permitted to return to that country.

Frustrated Old Man January 20, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Canada huh? Maybe when they haul him back here with the rest of the trash, we can add him to the land fill with the rest of the garbage!

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