Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sexual Exploitation Arrest

On March 8th, 2017, Mesa Police Detectives arrested Michael Francis Rapp for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Rapp became the subject of investigation when detectives discovered he may be downloading images of child pornography.

Through investigative means, detectives determined that 104 images of child pornography were downloaded to Rapp’s home within a span of 11 days. A search warrant was obtained and served. During the search, various electronic devices were collected.

While examining the electronic devices, detectives discovered 26 videos and thousands of images containing child pornography. Rapp was arrested on March 8th, 2017 at his home. He refused to speak to detectives. Rapp was booked for 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a class 2 felony.

This is an example of outstanding work by Mesa Police Detectives. Any crimes that exploit or endanger children are always of the highest priority to the Mesa Police Department. If you have any information regarding Sexual Exploitation or Sexual Abuse of children, please call the Mesa Police at 480-644-2211.

Michael Francis Rapp

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