Man arrested on possession of child pornography

CANTON, Mich. - A Wayne father of a young child is accused of possessing child pornography.

Joel Dummann, 44, was arrested after Canton police say he texted lewd images to the wrong person.

Investigators said a Canton man came to the police station on Sunday concerned about what he found on his phone.

"On his cell phone he received some messages that were explicit in nature, and there were children on them. He was disgusted," Detective Sergeant Chad Baugh said. "These children were nude and in sexual positions."

Baugh told Action News Dummann was trying to text himself the images from one of his phones to another when he entered the incorrect number. Investigators say they found additional disturbing images during a search at the father's home.

Dummann was arraigned Wednesday in 35th District Court on six charges for possessing child pornography and using a computer to commit the crime. His bond was set at $250,000 or 10% cash surety.

He also cannot have unsupervised contact with minors, including his young daughter.

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