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Monroe man arrested and charged with accosting children

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department was made aware of a YouTube video and started an investigation.

MONROE, Mich. — A Monroe man was arrested Wednesday and charged with accosting children.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office was made aware of a YouTube video Wednesday morning that prompted an investigation by The Violent Internet Predator & Exploitation Response Task Force. In the afternoon, sheriff's deputies conducted a search warrant at the residence of 63-year-old William Minney.

He was arrested following the search and arraigned Thursday morning in 1st District Court. He is charged with accosting children for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit a crime - both felonies.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the VIPER hotline at 734-240-7535.