West Bloomfield Camp Counselor Faces Child Porn Charges

By Joe Vince
August 14, 2015

A West Bloomfield man faces child pornography charges after he was accused of taking nude photos of boys attending the day camp he used to work at, according to a Detroit Free Press report.

Matthew David Kupee, 21, was charged Thursday in federal court with production, distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography, the report stated. He will remain in federal custody until his detention hearing Tuesday, the report added.

»Via the Detroit Free Press

Investigators from the Department of Homeland Security, along with West Bloomfield police, arrested Kuppe on Wednesday when they discovered a collection of photos of naked boys in his possession, the report stated. Earlier this month, Homeland Security’s Detroit bureau was tipped off that Kuppe’s photos had been posted on a foreign image-sharing website, the report added.

Until his arrest Wednesday, Kuppe had worked as a day camp counselor at West Bloomfield’s Jewish Community Center, and some of the victims in the photos had been identified as having attended the camp, the report stated. Investigators don’t know yet how many of the victims in the photos also went to the JCC day camp, the report added.

During the search of his residence by authorities, Kuppe told investigators that he took the photos of the boys with his cell phone camera, the report stated.








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