Child porn charges for well-known PR rep

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 16:16:41-05

A well-known public relations representative in metro Detroit was arrested last week on child pornography charges in Macomb County.

According to Macomb County Sheriff's Office Lt. John Michalke, Phil Frame, 61, was arrested on Jan. 1.

Investigators from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes Unit received a tip that child porn images were uploaded from a home in Shelby Township. The tip came from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Detectives searched the home of Frame and located pornographic images both printed and electronic inside the home. Frame was arrested and charged with five counts of Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material, one count of Using a Computer to Commit Crime and a misdemeanor charge for possessing marijuana.

He was given a $10,000 cash-or-surety bond on Saturday. He posted bond and was released from jail. On Monday, he was arraigned on those charges and the bond was continued.

It wasn't the first time Frame's home had been searched. The Department of Homeland Security searched his home in September 2015 and confiscated evidence from the home.

Frame had served as the public relations representative for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners until 2009.

He is currently a partner and senior account director at Constand Communications Group, according to his LinkedIn profile. As a a partner with Constand, Frame served as a spokesperson for Cobo Center and the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority that operates the convention center.