GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. – A federal grand jury indicted James Alfred Beckman, Jr., of Mattawan, Michigan for a number of charges including Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Child, and Receipt of Child Pornography. The grand jury alleges in the indictment that Beckman committed these offenses between November of 2011 and September of 2012. If convicted of these charges, Beckman faces up to life imprisonment.
The charges are the result of a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Michigan State Police (MSP), and this case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.