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Jeremy McCallum

Jeremy David McCallum, 43, of Holly, who was charged with 15 felonies Feb. 4 in Genesee County 67th District Court, is now facing 88 more felonies.

Authorization of the latest 88-count complaint took place Feb. 13. Charges by the Michigan State

Police (MSP) Metro North Post include second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC), CSC with a victim less than 13 years of age, child abuse, aggravated sexual assault and extortion.

 He was initially arrested at his Holly home and lodged in Oakland County Jail, however, he was transferred to the Genesee County Jail because MSP indicated the crimes occurred in a Grand Blanc Township mobile home park.

 The first set of charges include 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim younger than 13 years of age, two counts of felony firearm, one count of possession of sexually abusive activity, extortion, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

 Bond was denied and he remains in the Genesee County Jail. 

McCallum’s case also is being prosecuted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The federal criminal complaint alleges the crimes occurred between January 2000 and Feb. 1, 2020. Federal offenses include production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Amy Hirina, special agent of the FBI, investigated the federal complaints against McCallum. The reason behind prosecuting in federal court stems from allegations that while McCallum performed oral sex and then looked at a camera and was identifiable. The videos meet the federal definition of child pornography.

Hirina alleges that MSP also found numerous photographs that met the federal definition of child pornography. On Feb. 2, an alleged female victim born in 1996 was interviewed. This victim stated that McCallum sexually assaulted her on a near daily basis from the time she was 5 years old to the time she was 8 years old. She told investigators that he threatened to kill her family member if she ever told anyone. When she was 11, she reported that McCallum raped her for speaking out of turn.

This victim said she cannot remember how many video recordings there were because there were so many. She identified herself in several photographs that were recovered from the trailer and said that McCallum took the photos. According to investigators, these photos meet the federal definition of child pornography.

The same victim told Hirina that her sister, born in 2000, was forced to perform oral sex on McCallum. Photos and recordings were taken in a trailer in Genesee County.

Based on Hirina’s investigation, McCallum is charged with production and possession of child pornography.

 McCallum faces up to life in prison.

Background

 McCallum’s case started Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:10 p.m., when MSP troopers were dispatched to the 11000 block of N. Holly Road for a runaway complaint. When contacted, the juvenile runaway reported that he found pornographic materials involving children on his dad’s tablet.

McCallum’s alleged activities remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.

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