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Two more arraigned in what MSP is calling a child porn ring

Two more arraigned in what MSP is calling a child porn ring. (WWMT/Jason Heeres)

Michigan State Police arrested two more people in what detectives have called a child porn ring.

Matthew Toole and Talia Furman appeared in Calhoun County District Court on Friday to face charges in a child pornography in a case the Michigan State Police have been following closely.

Calhoun County Judge said, "Count five did persuade, entice, endure, coerce or cause or knowingly allow a 3-year-old child to engage in a child sexually abusive activity"

Toole and Furman were arraigned on multiple charges including, but not limited to criminal sexual conduct and using computers to commit a crime.

Calhoun County Judge said, "Count three, did perform or intentionally commit an act likely to cause physical or mental harm to a child by performing bleep on the child"

Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert said one of the victims was harmed at the hands of a parent.

Gilbert said, “A mother and someone else doing something to her own children."

A tip led MSP detectives to 19-year-old Jayme LaPointe where they uncovered chat messages and videos depicting sexually abusive material.

Calhoun County Judge said, "Count one did engage in sexual penetration, with a child under the age of 13."

Prosecutors alleging that both Furman and Toole attempted to lure a 12-year-old out of a county fair and transport the child up north.

Gilbert said, “The allegations are this is a child pornography ring it's also basically a human trafficking ring."

LaPointe has already been charged and is headed to trial at a future date.

A pre-exam hearing for Furman and Toole is scheduled August 30.

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