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Lathrup Village man, who is a registered sex offender, charged with child pornography

Posted: 12:40 PM, Sep 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-02 17:24:15-04

A Lathrup Village man, who is a registered sex offender, has been charged in a separate child pornography case, according to an affidavit filed in federal court on Friday.

According to the affidavit, Mitchell Stankiewicz, 22, is charged with online coercion and enticement of a minor, production of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and sending obscene material to a a minor.

The affidavit states that Stankiewicz used an anonymous app called "Whisper," to communicate with a 14-year-old girl. 

Stankiewicz and the girl used the app to send and receive pornographic and nude photos. When the teen's mother found out, she reported it to police.

The details and conversations are sexually explicit, and after obtaining a warrant, agents search Stankiewicz's house in Lathrup Village on Friday. 

He is a tier-2 sex offender, and was charged on June 18, 2015 under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for rape or sexual act under the age of 12, possession of child pornography and bring discredit upon the armed forces.

At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia last year, Stankiewicz, who was in the Navy, pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and enticement of a person under 18 to engage in sexual activity. He was discharged with a bad conduct discharged on June 19, 2015.