LAURIUM, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against
Children (ICAC) Task Force is announcing the arrest of Willaim Nicholas Horner, 43, and Stacey Jean
Horner, 42, of Laurium, for child sexually abusive material – aggravated possession, and using a
computer to commit a crime.
The Horner’s were arrested following an investigation which was initiated when it was learned the
Horner’s were viewing files of child sexually abusive material on the internet. A search of their residence
resulted in digital evidence being seized.
Both William Horner and Stacey Horner were charged with two counts of child sexually abusive material-
aggravated possession, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime. The Horner’s were
arraigned in the 97 th District Court on January 19.
If convicted, The Horner’s face up to 10 years in prison for the child sexually abusive material-aggravated
possession, and 10 years in prison for using a computer to commit a crime.
The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children and family members about
safe use of the internet. There are many resources available to assist in keeping people safe online. The
MSP ICAC Task Force provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline at
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