Local man arrested on multiple sex crime and child porn charges

The Chippewa Co Sheriff’s Office, Detective Bureau, has been investigating a Sexual Assault and a Manufacturing Child Pornography case, ultimately resulting in the arrest of the suspect.

Duane Richard Forrest, 47

The initial crimes occurred outside the city of Sault Ste. Marie, but within Chippewa County.

This investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed at a Tweed St. address in Sault Ste. Marie on 2-12-2020.

The suspect was arrested at that time and evidence of the these crimes and others were discovered during the search warrant.

ARRESTED:
Duane Richard Forrest (47 yr old Sault Man)

1- Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) 1st Degree, against a child
2- CSC 1st Degree, against a child
3- CSC 1st Degree, against a child
4- Child Sexually Abusive Material, (PRODUCING)
5- Child Sexually Abusive Material, (PRODUCING)
6- Child Sexually Abusive Material, (PRODUCING)
7- CSC 3rd Degree, against a child
8- CSC 3rd Degree, against a child
9- CSC 3rd Degree, against a child
10- CSC 2nd Degree, against a child
11- CSC 2nd Degree, against a child
12- CSC 2nd Degree, against a child
13- ACCOSTING a Child for Immoral Purposes
14- ACCOSTING a Child for Immoral Purposes

Mr. Forrest has lived in the Chippewa County Area most of his life, however he did live in Lower Michigan for a short period of time.

We have positively identified some victims of the Criminal Sexual Conduct and Child Pornography cases, however we believe that there may potentially be additional victims.

We are asking anyone with information regarding Mr. Forrest or any other potential victims to please contact our Office and ask for Detective Mitchell.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office together with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will be continuing the on going investigation.

Detectives from TRIDENT, Sault Ste. Marie PD and HSI all assisted in executing the search warrant.

Mr. Forrest was arraigned in the 91st Dist court on 2-13-2020 and was give a $1,000,000.00 Bond.

EUP News Staff
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